500 Most Common English Verbs

Here are the most used/common english verbs in English. Learning synonyms and new vocabularies is very important because the more you know the more you can talk freely and comfortably.

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 1: be - exist  

 2: have - contain

 3: do - make

 4: say - mention

 5: get - bring

 6: make - create

 7: go - move

 8: see - detect         

 9: know - learn

 10: take - receive

 11: think - consider

 12: come - approach

 13: give - provide

 14: look - watch

 15: use - consume

 16: find - discover

 17: want - desire

 18: tell - say

 19: put - bring          

 20: mean - signify

 21: become - turn into

 22: leave - escape

 23: work - operate

 24: need - demand

 25: feel - experience

 26: seem - look

 27: ask - question

 28: show - demonstrate

 29: try - attempt

 30: call - arrange

 31: keep - hold        

 32: provide - supply

 33: hold - carry

 34: turn - twist         

 35: follow - pursue

 36: begin - start

 37: bring - get          

 38: like - enjoy         

 39: going - active

 40: help - assist         

 41: start - begin

 42: run - operate

 43: write - compose

 44: set - place

 45: move - proceed

 46: play - act

 47: pay - compensate

 48: hear - listen

 49: include - add

 50: believe - accept

 51: allow - grant

 52: meet - face

 53: lead - guide

 54: live - exist

 55: stand - place

 56: happen - appear

 57: carry - bear

 58: talk - chat

 59: appear - occur

 60: produce - create

 61: sit - remain

 62: offer - propose

 63: consider - think

 64: expect - foresee

 65: suggest – advocate

 66: let - allow

 67: read - know

 68: require - want

 69: continue - last

 70: lose - give up

 71: add - count

 72: change - alter

 73: fall - collapse

 74: remain - continue

 75: remember - recall

 76: buy - acquire

 77: speak - talk

 78: stop - end

 79: send - address

 80: receive - get

 81: decide - determine

 82: win - achieve

 83: understand - accept

 84: describe - detail

 85: develop - create

 86: agree - concur

 87: open - spread

 88: reach - arrive

 89: build - construct

 90: involve - affect

 91: spend - pay

 92: return - turn

 93: draw - pull

 94: die - fail

 95: hope - desire

 96: create - make

 97: walk - travel

 98: sell - sale

 99: wait - delay

 100: cause - do

 101: pass - leave

 102: lie - misinform

 103: accept - have

 104: watch - follow

 105: raise - elevate

 106: base - found

 107: apply - employ

 108: break - fall apart

 109: explain - excuse

 110: learn - acquire

 111: increase - change

 112: cover - address

 113: grow - develop

 114: claim - take

 115: report - cover

 116: support - back up

 117: cut - trim

 118: form - shape

 119: stay - remain

 120: contain - hold

 121: reduce - cut

 122: establish - found

 123: join - link

 124: wish - desire

 125: achieve – succeed

 126: seek - search

 127: choose - select

 128: deal - plow

 129: face - confront

 130: fail - flunk        

 131: serve - provide

 132: end - terminate

 133: kill - defeat

 134: occur - happen

 135: drive - repel

 136: represent - stand for

 137: rise - climb

 138: discuss - talk over

 139: love - like         

 140: pick - choose

 141: place - put

 142: argue - debate

 143: prove - testify

 144: wear - put on

 145: catch - capture

 146: enjoy - love

 147: eat - consume

 148: introduce - enter

 149: enter - enroll

 150: present - show

 151: arrive - get

 152: ensure - secure

 153: point - indicate

 154: plan - intend

 155: pull - draw

 156: refer - mention

 157: act - behave

 158: relate - refer

 159: affect - involve

 160: close - finish

 161: identify - name

 162: manage - control

 163: thank - convey

 164: compare - equate

 165: announce - declare

 166: obtain - find

 167: note - observe

 168: forget - lose

 169: indicate - point

 170: wonder - enquire

 171: maintain - keep

 172: publish - print

 173: suffer - endure

 174: avoid - annul

 175: express - show

 176: suppose - say

 177: finish - complete

 178: determine - find

 179: design - plan

 180: listen - hear

 181: save - keep

 182: tend - lean

 183: treat - process

 184: control - command

 185: share - partake

 186: remove - withdraw

 187: throw - drop

 188: visit - travel

 189: exist - be

 190: encourage – promote

 191: force - push

 192: reflect - ponder

 193: admit - declare

 194: assume - presume

 195: smile - grin

 196: prepare - fix

 197: replace - change

 198: fill - occupy

 199: improve - better

 200: mention - reference

 201: fight - battle

 202: intend - mean

 203: miss - omit

 204: discover - find

 205: drop - unload

 206: hit - strike

 207: push - forward

 208: prevent - keep

 209: refuse - deny

 210: regard - consider

 211: lay - place

 212: reveal - uncover

 213: teach - educate

 214: answer - reply

 215: operate - run

 216: state - express

 217: depend - look

 218: enable - allow

 219: record - register

 220: check - analyze

 221: complete - finish

 222: cost - require

 223: sound - vocalize

 224: laugh - joy

225: realise - notice

 226: extend - add

 227: arise - come from

 228: notice - detect

 229: define - specify

 230: examine - look

 231: fit - suit

 232: study - learn

 233: bear - have

 234: hang - attend

 235: recognise - realize

 236: shake - sway

 237: sign - hire

 238: attend - assist

 239: fly - operate

 240: gain - acquire

 241: perform – execute

 242: result - ensure

 243: travel - journey

 244: adopt - take

 245: confirm - affirm

 246: protect - defend

 247: demand - want

 248: stare - look

 249: imagine - think

 250: attempt - try

 251: beat - strike

 252: born - bear

 253: associate - connect

 254: care - manage

 255: marry - officiate

 256: collect - compile

 257: voice - say

 258: employ - hire

 259: issue - publish

 260: release - free

 261: emerge - happen

 262: mind - beware

 263: aim - intend

 264: deny - refuse

 265: mark - sign

 266: shoot - injure

 267: appoint - charge

 268: order - request

 269: supply - give

 270: drink - consume

 271: observe - look

 272: reply - answer

 273: ignore - dismiss

 274: link - connect

 275: propose - ask

 276: ring - call

 277: settle - sit         

 278: strike - hit        

 279: press - compress

 280: respond - answer

 281: arrange - plan

 282: survive - endure

 283: concentrate - focus

 284: lift - rise

 285: approach - near

 286: cross - track

 287: test - evaluate

 288: charge - appoint

 289: experience - have

 290: touch - contact

 291: acquire - get

 292: commit - devote

 293: demonstrate - show

 294: grant - agree

 295: prefer - choose

 296: repeat - recur

 297: sleep - rest

 298: threaten - menace

 299: feed - provide

 300: insist - importune

 301: launch - open

 302: limit - restrict

 303: promote - support

 304: deliver - send

 305: measure - decide

 306: own - have

 307: retain - keep

 308: assess – evaluate

 309: attract - draw

 310: belong - reside

 311: consist - include

 312: contribute - give

 313: hide - conceal

 314: promise - assure

 315: reject - deny

 316: cry - weep

 317: impose - enforce

 318: invite - tempt

 319: sing - chant

 320: vary - change

 321: warn - discourage

 322: address - call

 323: declare - admit

 324: destroy - demolish

 325: worry - mind

 326: divide - separate

 327: head - steer

 328: name - label

 329: stick - adhere

 330: nod - move

 331: recognize - know

 332: train - teach

 333: attack - strike

 334: clear - pass

 335: combine - unite

 336: handle - manage

 337: influence - shape

 338: realize - see

 339: recommend - urge

 340: shout - utter

 341: spread - unfold

 342: undertake - initiate

 343: account - report

 344: select - choose

 345: climb - rise

 346: contact - reach

 347: recall - think

 348: secure - procure

 349: step - tread

 350: transfer - move

 351: welcome - receive

 352: conclude - finish

 353: disappear - vanish

 354: display - show

 355: dress - clothe

 356: illustrate - depict           

 357: imply - connote

 358: organise - plan

 359: direct - target

 360: escape - flee

 361: generate - make

 362: investigate – search

 363: remind - remember

 364: advise - counsel

 365: afford - give

 366: earn - gain

 367: hand - give      

 368: inform - advise

 369: rely - trust

 370: succeed - win

 371: approve - agree

 372: burn - destroy

 373: fear - dread

 374: vote - elect

 375: conduct - carry out

 376: cope - deal

 377: derive - come from

 378: elect - choose

 379: gather - collect

 380: jump - leap

 381: last - endure

 382: match - equal

 383: matter - count

 384: persuade - carry

 385: ride - travel

 386: shut - exclude

 387: blow - float

 388: estimate - guess

 389: recover - find

 390: score - mark

 391: slip - slide

 392: count - weigh

 393: hate - dislike

 394: attach - add

 395: exercise - exert

 396: house - stay

 397: lean - bend

 398: roll - turn

 399: wash - clean

 400: accompany – follow

 401: accuse - charge

 402: bind - adhere

 403: explore – research

 404: judge - decide

 405: rest - lie

 406: steal - slip

 407: comment - assert

 408: exclude - except

 409: focus - adjust

 410: hurt - ache

 411: stretch - extend

 412: withdraw - retreat

 413: back - endorse

 414: fix - repair

 415: justify - warrant

 416: knock - bump

 417: pursue - prosecute

 418: switch - trade

 419: appreciate – value

 420: benefit - gain

 421: lack - miss

 422: list - lean         

 423: occupy - busy

 424: permit - allow

 425: surround - circle

 426: abandon - leave

 427: blame - fault

 428: complain - protest

 429: connect - join

 430: construct - build

 431: dominate - rule

 432: engage - pursue

 433: paint - apply

 434: quote - say

 435: view - see 

 436: acknowledge – admit

 437: dismiss – displace

 438: incorporate - include

 439: interpret - read

 440: proceed - continue

 441: search - research

 442: separate - split 

 443: stress - express

 444: alter - change

 445: analyse - research

 446: arrest - contain

 447: bother - annoy

 448: defend - keep

 449: expand - grow

 450: implement - applicate

 451: possess - have

 452: review - see

 453: suit - wear

 454: tie - link 

 455: assist - pass

 456: calculate - reason

 457: glance - look

 458: mix - blend

 459: question - ask

 460: resolve - solve

 461: rule - govern

 462: suspect - wonder

 463: wake - awake

 464: appeal - request

 465: challenge - contest

 466: clean - cleanse

 467: damage - harm          

 468: guess - think

 469: reckon - suppose

 470: restore - repair

 471: restrict - limit

 472: specify - define

 473: constitute - appoint

 474: convert - change

 475: distinguish - key

 476: submit - apply

 477: trust - rely

 478: urge - rede

 479: feature - support

 480: land - arrive

 481: locate - find

 482: predict - foresee

 483: preserve - keep

 484: solve - work out

 485: sort - arrange

 486: struggle - fight

 487: cast - shape

 488: cook - bake

 489: dance - move

 490: invest - commit

 491: lock - engage

 492: owe - incur

 493: pour - run        

 494: shift - change

 495: kick - hit

 496: kiss - salute

 497: light - illuminate

 498: purchase - buy

 499: race - chase

 500: retire - depart

 

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