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- v. To act; to act positively and decisively to resolve a problem.
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Finally, in 1207, Pope Innocent III lost patience and excommunicated the Count of Toulouse, Raymond VI, for failing to take action against the heretics.
David P. Jacobsen, an American hostage in Beirut, Lebanon, during the 1980s, learned how to take action on pain.
Ive always been quick to take action when Ive felt that my life needed a change, but now I take a few steps firstI think, then feel, and then act, based on what Ive learned over the past few years.
Predictably, if Boragost was to take action against the Alattas, as it now seemed he would, his first step would be to use the pair to get rid of Scag.
Specifically, Kahler has identified a number of specific beliefs that cause people to take action in their lives—sometimes with positive results, but often with self-sabotaging results.
Some weeks earlier, while the battle of France was still being fought, Hitler had told Jodl, "I will take action against this menace of the Soviet Union the moment our military position makes it at all possible," and this resolve had been expanded in a series of private meetings at the Berghof between Hitler, Keitel, Jodl, and Goering in the days following the armistice.