List of Action Words That Start With K (Positive Verbs)

Need some action words that start with K to help you explain or describe a scene, action, or state?

If you’re looking for action words, you’re looking for verbs.

Verbs are words – or parts of speech – that describe an action or a state. They form the main part of most sentences, and using the correct verb is incredibly powerful.

Below, you’ll find a list of the most commonly used verbs beginning with the letter K:

Action Words That Start With K

Kayak – travel in or use a kayak.

Keel – (of a boat or ship) turn over on its side; capsize.

Keen – wail in grief for a dead person.

Keep – have or retain possession of.

Ken – know.

Key – enter or operate on (data) by means of a computer keyboard or telephone keypad.

Kick – strike or propel forcibly with the foot.

Kid – (of a goat) give birth.

Kidnap – abduct (someone) and hold them captive, typically to obtain a ransom.

Kill – cause the death of (a person, animal, or other living thing).

Kindle – set (something) on fire.

King – make (someone) king.

Kink – form or cause to form a sharp twist or curve.

Kip – sleep.

Kiss – touch or caress with the lips as a sign of love, sexual desire, or greeting.

Kit – provide someone or something with the appropriate clothing or equipment.

Knead – work (moistened flour or clay) into dough or paste with the hands.

Kneel – be in or assume a position in which the body is supported by a knee or the knees, as when praying or showing submission.

Knife – stab (someone) with a knife.

Knight – invest (someone) with the title of knight.

Knit – make (a garment, blanket, etc.) by interlocking loops of wool or other yarn with knitting needles or on a machine.

Knock – strike a surface noisily to attract attention, especially when waiting to be let in through a door.

Knot – fasten with a knot.

Know – be aware of through observation, inquiry, or information.

Knuckle – rub or press (something, especially the eyes) with the knuckles.

Kudos – honor; glory; acclaim.

If there are any action words beginning with K that you think are missing from the list, please drop me a comment below and I’ll add them to help others.

Additionally, if you want more action words or verbs starting with other letters of the alphabet, just click one of the letters of the alphabet from the grid below:

Lists of Action Words and Verbs From Other Letters of the Alphabet:


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