group action

Definitions of group action
  1. noun
    action taken by a group of people
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    Restoration
    the re-establishment of the British monarchy in 1660
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    vote
    the opinion of a group as determined by voting
    procession
    the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation
    action, military action
    a military engagement
    battle, conflict, struggle
    an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    revolution
    the overthrow of a government by those who are governed
    social activity
    activity considered appropriate on social occasions
    communalism
    the practice of communal living and common ownership
    alliance, confederation
    the act of forming an alliance or confederation
    decolonisation, decolonization
    the action of changing from colonial to independent status
    disbandment
    the act of disbanding
    disestablishment
    the act terminating an established state of affairs; especially ending a connection with the Church of England
    dealing, dealings, transaction
    the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)
    stampede
    a headlong rush of people on a common impulse
    social control
    control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
    coup, coup d'etat, putsch, takeover
    a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
    internationalisation, internationalization
    the act of bringing something under international control
    nationalisation, nationalization
    the action of forming or becoming a nation
    exchange, interchange
    the act of changing one thing for another thing
    exchange, rally
    (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes
    compliance, submission
    the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another
    competition, contention, rivalry
    the act of competing as for profit or a prize
    resistance
    group action in opposition to those in power
    nonresistance
    group refusal to resort to violence even in defense against violence
    due process, due process of law
    (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
    action
    an act by a government body or supranational organization
    legalisation, legalization, legitimation
    the act of making lawful
    separation
    the social act of separating or parting company
    desegregation, integrating, integration
    the action of incorporating a racial or religious group into a community
    cooperation
    joint operation or action
    brainstorming
    a group problem-solving technique in which members spontaneously share ideas and solutions
    assemblage, assembly, gathering
    the social act of assembling
    attendance, attending
    the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)
    nonattendance
    the failure to attend
    getting even, paying back, return
    a reciprocal group action
    democratisation, democratization
    the action of making something democratic
    engagement, involution, involvement, participation
    the act of sharing in the activities of a group
    non-engagement, non-involvement, nonparticipation
    withdrawing from the activities of a group
    ethnic cleansing
    the mass expulsion and killing of one ethnic or religious group in an area by another ethnic or religious group in that area
    socialisation, socialization
    the action of establishing on a socialist basis
    amphibious landing
    a military action of coordinated land, sea, and air forces organized for an invasion
    plebiscite
    a vote by the electorate determining public opinion on a question of national importance
    referendum
    a legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate
    election
    a vote to select the winner of a position or political office
    battle, conflict, engagement, fight
    a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    blockade, encirclement
    a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
    defence, defense, defensive measure
    (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
    EW, electronic warfare
    military action involving the use of electromagnetic energy to determine or exploit or reduce or prevent hostile use of the electromagnetic spectrum
    police action
    a local military action without declaration of war; against violators of international peace and order
    resistance
    the military action of resisting the enemy's advance
    saber rattling, sabre rattling
    the ostentatious display of military power (with the implied threat that it might be used)
    class struggle, class war, class warfare
    conflict between social or economic classes (especially between the capitalist and proletariat classes)
    insurrection, rebellion, revolt, rising, uprising
    organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
    counterrevolution
    a revolution whose aim is to reverse the changes introduced by a previous revolution
    counterinsurgency, pacification
    actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency
    sally, sortie
    a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
    war, warfare
    the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    association
    the act of consorting with or joining with others
    mingling
    the action of people mingling and coming into contact
    commerce, commercialism, mercantilism
    transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
    affairs
    transactions of professional or public interest
    operations, trading operations
    financial transactions at a brokerage; having to do with the execution of trades and keeping customer records
    transfer, transference
    transferring ownership
    exchange
    the act of giving something in return for something received
    business deal, deal, trade
    a particular instance of buying or selling
    downtick
    a transaction in the stock market at a price below the price of the preceding transaction
    uptick
    a transaction in the stock market at a price above the price of the preceding transaction
    borrowing
    obtaining funds from a lender
    rental, renting
    the act of paying for the use of something (as an apartment or house or car)
    auto limitation
    social control achieved as a manifestation of self-will or general consent
    sanction
    a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards
    population control
    control over the growth of population; a government program
    administration, governance, governing, government, government activity
    the act of governing; exercising authority
    enforcement
    the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to
    domination
    social control by dominating
    acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization
    the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
    duty, obligation, responsibility
    the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force
    military control, occupation
    the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
    direction, management
    the act of managing something
    countercoup
    a sudden and decisive overthrow of a government that gained power by a coup d'etat
    deprivation, privation
    act of depriving someone of food or money or rights
    appeasement, calming
    the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of)
    communisation, communization, nationalisation, nationalization
    changing something from private to state ownership or control
    denationalisation, denationalization, privatisation, privatization
    changing something from state to private ownership or control
    detribalisation, detribalization
    the act of causing tribal people to abandon their customs and adopt urban ways of living
    discrimination, favoritism, favouritism
    unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
    patronage
    (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
    militarisation, militarization, mobilisation, mobilization
    act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"
    demobilisation, demobilization
    act of changing from a war basis to a peace basis including disbanding or discharging troops
    normalisation, normalization, standardisation, standardization
    the imposition of standards or regulations
    penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment, sanction
    the act of punishing
    corrections
    the social control of offenders through a system of imprisonment and rehabilitation and probation and parole
    trade-off, tradeoff
    an exchange that occurs as a compromise
    obedience, obeisance
    the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
    prostration
    abject submission; the emotional equivalent of prostrating your body
    strife
    bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
    tug-of-war
    any hard struggle between equally matched groups
    turf war
    a bitter struggle for territory or power or control or rights
    contest
    a struggle between rivals
    confrontation, opposition
    the act of hostile groups opposing each other
    sales resistance
    resistance by potential customers to aggressive selling practices
    defiance
    a defiant act
    contravention, dispute
    coming into conflict with
    combat, fight, fighting, scrap
    the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    obstructionism
    deliberate interference
    dissent, objection, protest
    the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
    rebellion
    refusal to accept some authority or code or convention
    insubordination, rebelliousness
    an insubordinate act
    legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings
    (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
    notification, presentment
    an accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative
    judgement, judgment, judicial decision
    (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
    dispossession, eviction, legal ouster
    the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law
    plea
    an answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed
    defence, defense, demurrer, denial
    a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
    divorce, divorcement
    the legal dissolution of a marriage
    seclusion
    the act of secluding yourself from others
    closing off, isolation
    the act of isolating something; setting something apart from others
    segregation, sequestration
    the act of segregating or sequestering
    separationism, separatism
    advocacy of a policy of strict separation of church and state
    teamwork
    cooperative work done by a team (especially when it is effective)
    abidance, compliance, conformation, conformity
    acting according to certain accepted standards
    coaction, collaboration
    act of working jointly
    collaboration, collaborationism, quislingism
    act of cooperating traitorously with an enemy that is occupying your country
    compromise, via media
    a middle way between two extremes
    concurrence, concurrency
    acting together, as agents or circumstances or events
    rapprochement, reconciliation
    the reestablishing of cordial relations
    self-sacrifice, selflessness
    acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity
    allegiance, commitment, dedication, loyalty
    the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
    representation
    the act of representing; standing in for someone or some group and speaking with authority in their behalf
    mobilisation, mobilization
    act of marshaling and organizing and making ready for use or action
    calling together, convocation
    the act of convoking
    coming together, meeting
    the social act of assembling for some common purpose
    congregating, congregation
    the act of congregating
    convening, convention
    the act of convening
    concentration
    bringing together military forces
    appearance, appearing, coming into court
    formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
    presence
    the act of being present
    turnout
    attendance for a particular event or purpose (as to vote in an election)
    nonappearance
    failure to appear (especially as at court)
    absence
    failure to be present
    hooky, truancy
    failure to attend (especially school)
    payment, requital
    an act of requiting; returning in kind
    retaliation, revenge
    action taken in return for an injury or offense
    reciprocation
    the act of making or doing something in return
    feud
    a bitter quarrel between two parties
    war, warfare
    an active struggle between competing entities
    tit for tat
    an equivalent given in return
    isolation
    a country's withdrawal from international politics
    commitment
    an engagement by contract involving financial obligation
    intercession, intervention
    the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)
    group participation
    participation by all members of a group
    neutrality
    nonparticipation in a dispute or war
    convoy
    a procession of land vehicles traveling together
    caravan, train, wagon train
    a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file
    cavalcade
    a procession of people traveling on horseback
    march
    a procession of people walking together
    motorcade
    a procession of people traveling in motor cars
    parade
    a ceremonial procession including people marching
    cortege
    a funeral procession
    recession, recessional
    the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service
    conflagration
    a violent clash or conflict
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    event
    something that happens at a given place and time
    act, deed, human action, human activity
    something that people do or cause to happen
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