Verbs that depict bodily actions

Learn these verbs in conversation to express bodily actions.

(act as a medical quack or a charlatan - quack , act (act as a stooge, in a compliant or subordinate manner - stooge He stooged for the flamboyant Senator (act as an optimist and take a sunny view of the world - optimize , optimise , act (act as or like a clown - clown , antic , clown around, jest (act in a certain way so as to acquire - make , behave make friends, make enemies (act in a funny or teasing way - joke , jest , behave (act in a romantic way - romanticize , act (act in a sentimental way or indulge in sentimental thoughts or expression - sentimentalise , sentimentalize , sentimentize , sentimentise , act (act in a threatening manner - menace , act A menacing person (act in a trivial or ineffective way - piffle , act (act in a vulgar manner - vulgarize , vulgarise , act The drunkard tends to vulgarize (act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner - swagger , bluster , swash , act (act in an uncontrolled manner - act involuntarily, act reflexively, act (act physically on - affect the medicine affects my heart rate (administer a drug to - drug , dose , medicate They drugged the kidnapped tourist (administer an anesthetic drug to - anesthetize , anaesthetize , anesthetise , anaesthetise , put under, put out , drug The patient must be anesthetized before the operation, anesthetize the gum before extracting the teeth (administer an oil or ointment to; often in a religious ceremony of blessing - anoint , inunct, oil , embrocate , anele (administer digitalis such that the patient benefits maximally without getting adverse effects - digitalize , administer (administer narcotics to - narcotize , narcotise, drug (administer poison to - poison , drug She poisoned her husband but he did not die (adorn with a robe - enrobe , attire (affect with an ulcer - ulcerate , affect Her stomach was ulcerated (affect with or as if with a cramp - cramp , affect (affect with smut or mildew, as of a crop such as corn - smut , taint (affect with, or as if with, jaundice - jaundice , affect (anesthetize by cold - freeze , anesthetize (anesthetize with chloroform - chloroform , anesthetize Doctors used to put people under by chloroforming them (anesthetize with cocaine - cocainize, cocainise, anesthetize (anesthetize with ether - etherize, etherise, anesthetize (apply a bandage or medication to - dress , treat dress the victim's wounds (apply a highlighter to one's cheeks or eyebrows in order to make them more prominent - highlight , make up highlight the area above your eyebrows (apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing - salve , medicate (apply a styling gel to - mousse , gel , groom she mousses her hair (apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny - condition , shampoo I condition my hair after washing it (apply lipstick to - lipstick , make up She lipsticked her mouth (apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier - make up , groom She makes herself up every morning (apply perfume to - perfume , scent , groom She perfumes herself every day (apply pomade to ((hair - pomade , groom (apply powder to - powder , make up She powdered her nose, The King wears a powdered wig (apply talcum powder to ((one's body - talc , powder (arrange attractively - arrange , coif , coiffure , dress , set , do , coiffe, groom dress my hair for the wedding (awaken once again - reawaken, awaken (bathe with warm water or medicated lotions - foment , bathe His legs should be fomented (be almost asleep - nod , drowse The old man sat nodding by the fireplace (be asleep - sleep , kip , slumber , log Z's, catch some Z's, rest (be at rest - rest (be awake, be alert, be there - wake (be cold - freeze , suffer I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on (be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state - feel My cold is gone--I feel fine today, She felt tired after the long hike, She felt sad after her loss (be dressed in - wear , have on , dress She was wearing yellow that day