Positive Verb Glossary

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A dynamic, or fientive, verb is a verb that shows continued or progressive action on the part of the subject. (opposite of a stative verb).  This glossary features primarily positive dynamic verbs as are suitable for a resume's, evaluations, speeches, recommendations, recognition or eulogies.  Here they are in past tense as is well-suited for the first word in the sentence of a resume'.



absorbed, accelerated, accepted, accessed, acclimated, accommodated, accomplished, accorded, accrued, acculturated, accumulated, accustomed, achieved, acquainted, acquired, acted, activated, advantaged, actualized, actuated, adapted, added, added to, addressed, adjusted, administered, administrated, admired, adopted, adored, advanced, advantaged, advertised, advised, affiliated, affirmed, agreed, agglomerated, aggregated, agreed, aided, alerted, allotted, allowed, altered, amalgamated, amazed, amassed, ameliorated, amplified, analyzed, animated, announced, anticipated, applied, appointed, appraised, appreciated, approbated, apprised, approached, approved, arbitrated, aroused, arranged, arrested, arrived, ascertained, assented, assembled, assessed, assigned, assisted, assumed, astounded, (ate, slept, and breathed), attacked, attained, attended, attended to, attracted, attuned, audited, augmented, awakened

Among your many skills and abilities from previous jobs, and life, can be found those vibrant self-motivated action words that make you and your resume more attractive as a human resource.  Which of these verbs have you done that will enrich your curriculum vitae with employer touchstones?  Try starting each sentence of your work history with them.

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backed, balanced, beatified, became, began, beefed up, belonged, benefited, bid, billed, blended in, blessed, bloomed, blossomed, blueprinted, bolstered, boosted, bound, bounded, bore, bought, briefed, broadcasted, broke ground, brought, brought about, brought in, brought into play, brought off, brought to bear, brought together, brought to pass, budgeted, built, built up   


cached, calculated, calibrated, called, cancelled, capped, captivated, carried, carried on, carried out, cast, catalogued, caught, caused, celebrated, challenged, championed, changed, chaperoned, characterized, charted, checked, cheered, chose, circulated, clarified, classified, cleaned, cleaned up, cleansed, cleared, closed, coached, coalesced, coaxed, collated, collected, collocated, combined, commanded, commenced, communicated, compared, compelled, competed, compiled, completed, compensated, complied, comported, composed, computed, conceived, concentrated, concentrated on, conceptualized, concluded, concurred, conducted, confirmed, conformed, confronted, conjoined, connected, conquered, conserved, consigned, consolidated, constructed, consulted, consummated, contained, continued, contracted, controlled, converted, cooked, cooperated, coordinated, corralled, corrected, correlated, corresponded, counselled, counted, counteracted, counterbalanced, covered, cracked, created, critiqued, cuddled, cultivated, cumulated, curbed   


dazzled, dealt, dιbuted, decided, deepened, defeated, defended, defined, delegated, delighted, delivered, delivered speech, demonstrated, designed, detailed, detected, determined, developed, devised, devoted oneself to, diagnosed, dialled back, did justice, did proud, did the trick, directed, disambiguated, discovered, discussed, dismissed, dispensed, dispersed, dispatched, displayed, disposed, disproved, dissected, distributed, diverted, diversified, divided, dovetailed, drafted, dramatized, drew, drew together, drew up, drove, dug up, dwelt


earned, edited, educated, edified, effected, electrified, elevated, elicited, eliminated, embarked on, embodied, embraced, empathized, employed, empowered, emulated, enabled, enacted, encouraged, ended, endorsed, energized, enforced, engaged, engaged in, engineered, engrossed, enhanced, enjoyed, enlarged, enlisted, enlivened, ensured, entertained, enthralled, enticed, enumerated, epitomized, espoused, equalized, equalled, established, estimated, evaluated, evened, eventuated, evinced, evoked, examined, exceeded, excited, executed, exercised, exerted, exerted influence, exhibited, expanded, expedited, experimented, explained, explicated, exploited, expressed, extended, extracted


faced, facilitated, familiarized, fascinated, fastened, fast tracked, fed, felicitated, fine-tuned, filed, filled, filmed, finalized, financed, finished, fired up, fit, found, fixed, fixed up, fleshed out, flew, forecast, forewent, foresaw, foretold, forgave, formed, formulated, forwarded, forewarned, found, framed, fulfilled, furnished, furthered, fused

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gained, galvanized, gathered, gathered momentum, gave, gave a leg up, gave a lift, gave rise to, gave rundown, generated, giggled, got, got going, got hold of, got in there, got into, got someplace, got there, got together, got ready, governed, graded, graduated, greased the wheels, greeted, grew, guaranteed, guarded, guided, gunned


habituated, handled, handwrote, hammered out, harmonized, hastened, headed, headed up, heightened, helped, held, held the reins on, held office, held with, helped, heralded, hiked up, hit, honoured, hustled, hyped


identified, illustrated, impelled, implemented, impressed, improved, improvised, inaugurated, incentivized, included, incorporated, increased, induced, influenced, informed, initiated, injected, inlayed, innovated, input, inspected, inspired, inspirited, installed, instituted, instructed, insured, integrated, intensified, interacted, interceded, interconnected, interested, interfaced, interfered, interlaced, interlaid, interplayed, interpreted, interviewed, intrigued, introduced, intuited, invited, invented, inventoried, investigated, invigorated, invited, involved, ironed out, irroborated


jacked up, joined, juggled, justified


kept, kindled, kissed, knew, knit together, knocked off, was known, knuckled down to


labelled, laboured, laid foundation for, laid out, landed, laughed, launched, leant, leaned in, learned, lectured, led, led to, lengthened, liberated, licensed, lifted, liked, lined up, linked, livened, lightened, listed, listened, loaded up, loaned, located, locked, locked up, lured 


maintained, made, made a bundle, made a hit with, made hay, made it, made known, made progress, made rain, made ready, magnified, manoeuvred, manned, managed, manufactured, mapped, mapped out, marketed, massed, matched, mated, mattered, measured, mediated, melded, memorialized, memorized, mended, mentored, meshed, met, meted, mitigated, mobilized, modeled, moderated, modified, monitored, motivated, mounted, moved, multiplied, munified


nailed, nailed it, named, navigated, negotiated, nominated, normalized, noted, notified, nourished, nurtured 


observed, obtained, occupied, occurred, offered, officiated, offset, opened, opened the throttle, operated, orchestrated, ordered, organized, oriented, originated, outgunned, overcame,  oversaw, owned 


packed, paid, painted, paralleled, participated, parcelled, partitioned, patronized, penetrated, perceived, percolated, perfected, performed, permitted, persevered, persisted, personified, persuaded, phoned, photographed, picked up, piled up, piloted, pinpointed, pioneered, pitched, placed,  planned, planted, planted seeds, played, played the game, pleased, plunged into, polished, portrayed, possessed, posted, practiced, predicted, premiated, prepared, prescribed, presented, preserved, presided, pressed, prevailed, prevented, primed, printed, processed, procured, produced, proffered, profited, programmed, progressed, projected, promoted, prompted, promulgated, proofread, propelled, propitiated, proportioned, proposed, prospered, prorated, protected, proved, provided, publicized, pulled in, pulled things together, purchased, purified, pursued, pushed, put forward, put on the map  


quadrated, qualified, quantified, quarterbacked, quickened, quieted


racked up, raised, rallied, ran, ran interference, ran the show, ran with the ball, ranked, rated, ratified, reached, reacted, read, readjusted, realigned, realized, recalibrated, recast, received, recognized, recommended, reconciled, reconstructed, recorded, recruited, rectified, redintegrated, redressed, reduced, re-established, refashioned, referred, reflected, reformed, refreshed, regarded, regimented, regulated, rehabilitated, reinforced, reinfunded, rejuvenated, related, relaxed, released, relied, relieved, reminded, remitted, remodelled, removed, rendered, renovated, reorganized, repaired, replaced, reported, represented, reproduced, requested, requisitioned, rescued, researched, reshaped, resolved, respected, responded, restored, restructured, retired, retrieved, returned, revamped, revealed, reviewed, revised, revived, revivified, revved, revved up, rid, riveted, rode shotgun, rolled up, rolled with the punches, rose, rounded up, roused, routed 


satisfied, saved, savoured, saw, scared up, scheduled, scored, sealed, searched, secured, was seen, seized, serviced, set, set forth, set in motion, set in place, settled, sought, selected, sent, separated, served, serviced, set, set in motion, set up, settled, sewed up, shaped, shaped up, shared, shipped, shone, showed, sided, simplified, smiled, smoothed, sold, solicited, solved, sorted, souped up, sparked, spellbound, spoke, spoke for, specified, sped, spotted, sponsored, spread, sprinted, spruced up, spurred, squared, squared away, stabilized, standardized, started, stayed, steered, stimulated, stirred, stockpiled, stood by, stopped, stored, straightened up, streamlined, strengthened, stretched, strove, struck, struck deals, struck gold, struck the market, strove, submitted, succeeded, suggested, suited, summarized, summated, summed, superintended, supervised, supplemented, supplied, supported, surprised, surveyed, sustained, sweetened, switched, switched on, sympathised, synchronized, synthesized, systemized   


tabulated, tailored, tailor-made, tallied, talked, tamed, targeted, taught, tempered, tested, thanked, thrived, thrust, tied, titivated, toned, took care of, took control of, took charge, took part, took possession of, took on, took over, took the floor, took steps, took up, took under one's wing, took wing, topped, toted up, totalled, touted, traced, traded, trained, transacted, transcribed, transferred, transformed, translated, transmitted, transported, travelled, triumphed, troubleshot, tuned, turned, turned on afterburners, tutored, tweaked, typed


uncovered, understood, underwent, undertook, unified, united, updated, upgraded, upheld, uplifted, upraised, upbuilt, upskilled, upstayed, urged, used, utilized


vaulted, valued, varied, verified, vindicated, vitalized, vivified


wakened, was in unison, wed, wedded, weighed, welcomed, went by the book, went to bat for, went flat out, went for it, went the extra mile, went to work, went to town, were of one mind, whet, whipped out/up, whished (sped), widened, withstood, won, won over, worked, worked out, wove, wrangled, wrapped, wrote




 Best words to share on LinkedIn
  To Stand Out, Use These Words:
-    Created – Increased – Reduced – Improved – Developed – Researched – Accomplished – Won – On Time – Under Budget -
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 To Stand Out, Skip These Adjectives:
-        Responsible -        Strategic -        Creative -        Effective -        Patient, -        Expert -        Organizational -        Driven -        Innovative
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- Fine words from Kevan Ley's blog.

        Other positive language resume-building resources:

Positive Adverbs for your verbs        Positive Nouns that describe people        Kinetic Business Adjectives

Effective Advertising Words         Professional Business Compliments

Positive Non-Business Verbs

Abide, Absterge, Acclaim, Accourage, Accoy, Acknowledge, Admire, Adore, Alleviate, Allure, Amuse, Applaud, Apricate, Arouse, Asseverate, Assoil, Assuage, Assure, Aver, Awaken BaisemainBasiate, Beatify, Become, Befriend, Beguile, Be smitten with, Bestow, Bless, Blow away, Bonify, Boost, Brighten, Buoy, Buss (kiss), Calm, Canoodle, Caper, Captivate, Caress, Cavort, Celebrate, Charm, Cheer, Cherish, Chirk, Comfort, Commend, Complect, Compliment, Comport, Concrew, Condole, Conflate, Console, Content, Coruscate, Court, Crown, Cuddle, Cruise, Dance, Degust, Deosculate, Depurate, Dig, Dignify, Dine, Disport, Dote on, Dream Ease, Edify, Effloresce, Elate, Electrify, Elucidate, Enamour, Enchant, Endear, Enliven, Enjoy, Enkindle, Ennoble, Enrapture, Entertain, Entrance, Epuration, Equiparate, Esteem, Exalt, Excite, Excogitate, Exculpate, Exhilarate, Exosculate, Extol, Fall for, Fascinate, Favour, Feast, Felicify, Feel, Fill, Finesse, Flip over, Fly, Free, Frolic, Gambol, Giggle, Gladden, Glorify, Go over big, Grant respite, Gratify, Have being, Have fun, Have place, Hearten, Herald, Hold, Holiday, Homologate, Honour, Hospitate, Hug, Hypnotize, Impetrate, Incede, Indulge, Infatuate, Inspirit, Intrigue, Jest, Joke, Ken, Kiss, Kick up one's heels, Laud, Laugh, Liberate, Like, Lighten, Live, Love, Loving, Macarize, Maffick, Magnetize, Make merry, Massage, Mesmerize, Move (emotionally), Mundify,  Nest, Nestle, Nobilitate, Nosh, Nurse, Nuzzle, Oblige, Omnify, Osculate, Pacificate, Pacify, Pamper, Peak, Pet, Play, Peacekeeping, Please, Praise, Prize, Quell, Quench, Quiet, Reassure, Reciprocate, Rede, Refocillate, Regale, Reguerdon, Rejoice, Relish, Revalorize, Revel, Revere, Rollick, Romp, Sail, Salute, Salve, Sate, Satiated, Savour, Score, Skip, Slake, Smooch, Soften, Spellbind, Soothe, Still, Star, Stay, Stir, Suffice, Suit, Survive, Sway, Sweep off one's feet, Sweeten, Temper, Thrill, Tickle, Tickle pink, Titivate, Touch, Tower, Travel, Treasure, Trumpet, Uprear, Vacation, Vaticinate, Venerate, Warm, Whoop it up, Winnow, Wive, Worship, Woo, Wow,


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