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

Looking for action words that start with Y? I’ve put together a list of popular and useful action words beginning – or verbs – with Y to help you out!

Verbs are words that help describe what the subject is doing, as in the action. They provide the main part of a sentence, so it’s important you use the correct verb.

If you’re looking for the perfect action word beginning with the letter Y – you should find what you’re looking for from the list below!

Action Words That Start With Y

Yak – talk at length about trivial or boring subjects.

Yammer – talk foolishly or incessantly.

Yank – pull with a jerk.

Yap – give a sharp, shrill bark.

Yawn – involuntarily open one’s mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom.

Yearn – have an intense feeling of longing for something, typically something that one has lost or been separated from.

Yell – shout in a loud, sharp way.

Yeve – to present or deliver voluntarily (something that is one’s own) to the permanent possession of another or others.

Yield – produce or provide (a natural, agricultural, or industrial product).

Yip – give a short, sharp cry or yelp.

Yodel – practise a form of singing or calling marked by rapid alternation between the normal voice and falsetto.

Yoke – put a yoke on (a pair of animals); couple or attach with or to a yoke.

Yowl – make a loud wailing cry.

If there are any action words beginning with Y 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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