In need of action words that start with U to describe a state or an action?
You’re looking for positive verbs – so I’ve put together a list for you in this post.
Verbs are action words. Using the correct verb is incredibly important as they give structure and sense to a sentence.
To help you out, below you’ll find a list of some common verbs beginning with the letter U:
Action Words That Start With U
Unbalance – make (someone or something) unsteady so that they tip or fall.
Unbias – free from bias especially: free from all prejudice and favoritism: eminently fair and unbiased opinion.
Unbuckle – unfasten the buckle of (something, especially a belt or shoe).
Uncork – pull the cork out of (a bottle or other container).
Uncover – remove a cover or covering from.
Underestimate – estimate (something) to be smaller or less important than it really is.
Undergo – experience or be subjected to (something, typically something unpleasant or arduous).
Underline – draw a line under (a word or phrase) to give emphasis or indicate special type.
Undermine – erode the base or foundation of (a rock formation).
Underscore – underline (something).
Understand – perceive the intended meaning of (words, a language, or a speaker).
Undertake – commit oneself to and begin (an enterprise or responsibility); take on.
Underwrite – sign and accept liability under (an insurance policy), thus guaranteeing payment in case loss or damage occurs.
Undo – unfasten, untie, or loosen (something).
Undress – take off one’s clothes.
Unearth – find (something) in the ground by digging.
Unfetter – release from a restraining or inhibiting force.
Unfold – open or spread out from a folded position.
Unfurl – make or become spread out from a rolled or folded state, especially in order to be open to the wind.
Unhook – unfasten or detach (something that is held or caught by a hook).
Uninstall – remove (an application or file) from a computer.
Unite – come or bring together for a common purpose or action.
Unleash – release (a dog) from a leash.
Unload – remove goods from (a vehicle, ship, container, etc.).
Unlock – undo the lock of (something), typically with a key.
Unnerve – make (someone) lose courage or confidence.
Unpack – open and remove the contents of (a suitcase, bag, or package).
Unplug – disconnect (an electrical device) by removing its plug from a socket.
Unravel – undo (twisted, knitted, or woven threads).
Unroll – open or cause to open out from a rolled-up state.
Unseat – cause (someone) to fall from a horse or bicycle.
Unsettle – cause to feel anxious or uneasy; disturb.
Unsubscribe – cancel a subscription to an electronic mailing list or online service.
Untangle – free from a tangled or twisted state.
Untie – undo or unfasten (something that is tied or tied up).
Unveil – remove a veil or covering from, in particular uncover (a new monument or work of art) as part of a public ceremony.
Unwind – undo or be undone after winding or being wound.
Unwrap – remove the wrapping from (a package).
Upcheer – to cheer up; to become happier.
Update – make (something) more modern or up to date.
Upend – set or turn (something) on its end or upside down.
Upgrade – raise (something) to a higher standard, in particular improve (equipment or machinery) by adding or replacing components.
Uphold – confirm or support (something which has been questioned).
Upload – transfer (data) from one computer to another, typically to one that is larger or remote from the user or functioning as a server.
Uproot – pull (something, especially a tree or plant) out of the ground.
Upsell – persuade a customer to buy something additional or more expensive.
Upset – make (someone) unhappy, disappointed, or worried.
Urge – try earnestly or persistently to persuade (someone) to do something.
Use – take, hold, or deploy (something) as a means of accomplishing or achieving something; employ.
Usher – show or guide (someone) somewhere.
Usurp – take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force.
Utilize – make practical and effective use of.
Utter – make (a sound) with one’s voice.
If there are any action words beginning with U 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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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.