APPENDIX AHigh-Impact Verbs to Inspire Your Writing

Turn to the following action verbs when looking for just the right word to craft goals for your employees. Verbs launch the action, and the right verbs will help you structure your ideas neatly and succinctly.

A

Accept

Acclimate

Accomplish

Account (for)

Achieve

Act (upon)

Adapt

Address

Adjust

Administer

Adopt

Advance

Advertise

Advise

Advocate

Aid

Align

Allocate

Allow

Amplify

Analyze

Anticipate

Apply

Appoint

Appraise

Appreciate

Approach

Approve

Arrange

Articulate

Assemble

Assess

Assign

Assume (responsibility for)

Assure

Attain

Attend

Audit

Augment

Authorize

Automate

Avoid

B

Balance

Broaden

Budget

Build

C

Calculate

Capitalize (on)

Capture

Catalogue

Categorize

Chair

Challenge

Chart

Clarify

Classify ...

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