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

In need of some action words that start with Q? In this post, I’ve put together a list of positive verbs to help you find what you’re looking for.

First of all, if you’re looking for action words, you’re looking for verbs.

Verbs are words that describe a state, occurrences, or actions – and they play a pivotal role in forming sentences.

In this post, I’ve put together a list of positive verbs or action words beginning with Q to help you find the perfect word you’re looking for.

Action Words That Start With Q

Quack – (of a duck) make a quack.

Quadruple – increase or be increased fourfold.

Quadruplicate – multiply (something) by four.

Quaff – drink (something, especially an alcoholic drink) heartily.

Quail – feel or show fear or apprehension.

Quake – (especially of the earth) shake or tremble.

Qualify – be entitled to a particular benefit or privilege by fulfilling a necessary condition.

Quantify – express or measure the quantity of.

Quantize – form into quanta, in particular restrict the number of possible values of (a quantity) or states of (a system) so that certain variables can assume only certain discrete magnitudes.

Quarantine – put (a person or animal) in quarantine.

Quarrel – have a heated argument or disagreement.

Quarter – divide into four equal or corresponding parts.

Quash – reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure.

Quaver – (of a person’s voice) shake or tremble in speaking, typically through nervousness or emotion.

Queen – behave in an unpleasantly superior way towards (someone).

Quelch – to eliminate.

Quell – put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force.

Quench – satisfy (one’s thirst) by drinking.

Query – ask a question about something, especially in order to express one’s doubts about it or to check its validity or accuracy.

Quest – search for something.

Question – ask (someone) questions, especially in an official context.

Queue – take one’s place in a queue.

Quibble – argue or raise objections about a trivial matter.

Quicken – make or become faster or quicker.

Quiesce – to become quiet, calm, or silent.

Quiet – make or become silent, calm, or still.

Quieten – make or become quiet and calm.

Quilt – join together (layers of fabric or padding) with lines of stitching to form a warm bed covering or garment, or for decorative effect.

Quintuple – to make five times as great or as many.

Quip – make a witty remark.

Quit – leave (a place), usually permanently.

Quiver – tremble or shake with a slight rapid motion.

Quiz – ask (someone) questions.

Quote – repeat or copy out (words from a text or speech written or spoken by another person).

If there are any action words beginning with Q 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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