List of the 1000 most common verbs in the English language. Click the word to see how many syllables it has.

1,000 Most Common English Verbs

1: Be 2: have 3: DO
4: say 5: get 6: make
7: go 8: see 9: know
10: take 11: think 12: come
13: give 14: look 15: use
16: find 17: want 18: Tell
19: put 20: mean 21: become
22: leave 23: work 24: need
25: feel 26: seem 27: ask
28: show 29: try 30: Call
31: keep 32: provide 33: hold
34: turn 35: follow 36: Begin
37: bring 38: like 39: going
40: help 41: start 42: run
43: write 44: Set 45: move
46: play 47: pay 48: hear
49: include 50: believe 51: allow
52: meet 53: lead 54: live
55: stand 56: happen 57: carry
58: talk 59: appear 60: produce
61: sit 62: offer 63: consider
64: expect 65: suggest 66: LET
67: read 68: require 69: continue
70: lose 71: ADD 72: change
73: Fall 74: remain 75: remember
76: buy 77: speak 78: stop
79: send 80: receive 81: decide
82: win 83: understand 84: describe
85: develop 86: agree 87: open
88: reach 89: build 90: involve
91: spend 92: return 93: draw
94: die 95: Hope 96: create
97: walk 98: sell 99: wait
100: cause 101: pass 102: Lie
103: accept 104: watch 105: raise
106: Base 107: apply 108: break
109: explain 110: learn 111: increase
112: cover 113: grow 114: claim
115: report 116: support 117: cut
118: form 119: stay 120: contain
121: reduce 122: establish 123: join
124: wish 125: achieve 126: seek
127: choose 128: deal 129: face
130: fail 131: serve 132: end
133: kill 134: occur 135: drive
136: represent 137: rise 138: discuss
139: love 140: pick 141: place
142: argue 143: prove 144: wear
145: catch 146: enjoy 147: eat
148: introduce 149: enter 150: present
151: arrive 152: ensure 153: point
154: plan 155: pull 156: refer
157: act 158: relate 159: affect
160: close 161: identify 162: manage
163: thank 164: compare 165: announce
166: obtain 167: note 168: forget
169: indicate 170: wonder 171: maintain
172: publish 173: suffer 174: avoid
175: express 176: suppose 177: finish
178: determine 179: design 180: listen
181: save 182: tend 183: treat
184: control 185: share 186: remove
187: throw 188: visit 189: exist
190: encourage 191: force 192: reflect
193: admit 194: assume 195: smile
196: prepare 197: replace 198: fill
199: improve 200: mention 201: fight
202: intend 203: Miss 204: discover
205: drop 206: hit 207: push
208: prevent 209: refuse 210: regard
211: lay 212: reveal 213: Teach
214: answer 215: operate 216: State
217: depend 218: enable 219: record
220: check 221: complete 222: cost
223: sound 224: laugh 225: realise
226: extend 227: arise 228: notice
229: define 230: examine 231: fit
232: study 233: bear 234: hang
235: recognise 236: shake 237: sign
238: attend 239: fly 240: gain
241: perform 242: result 243: travel
244: adopt 245: confirm 246: protect
247: demand 248: stare 249: imagine
250: attempt 251: beat 252: Born
253: associate 254: care 255: marry
256: collect 257: voice 258: employ
259: issue 260: release 261: emerge
262: mind 263: aim 264: deny
265: Mark 266: shoot 267: appoint
268: Order 269: supply 270: drink
271: observe 272: reply 273: ignore
274: link 275: propose 276: ring
277: settle 278: strike 279: press
280: respond 281: arrange 282: survive
283: concentrate 284: lift 285: approach
286: Cross 287: test 288: charge
289: experience 290: touch 291: acquire
292: commit 293: demonstrate 294: Grant
295: prefer 296: repeat 297: sleep
298: threaten 299: feed 300: insist
301: launch 302: limit 303: promote
304: deliver 305: measure 306: own
307: retain 308: assess 309: attract
310: belong 311: consist 312: contribute
313: hide 314: promise 315: reject
316: cry 317: impose 318: invite
319: sing 320: vary 321: warn
322: address 323: declare 324: destroy
325: worry 326: divide 327: head
328: name 329: stick 330: nod
331: recognize 332: train 333: attack
334: clear 335: combine 336: handle
337: influence 338: realize 339: recommend
340: shout 341: spread 342: undertake
343: account 344: select 345: climb
346: contact 347: recall 348: secure
349: step 350: transfer 351: welcome
352: conclude 353: disappear 354: display
355: dress 356: illustrate 357: imply
358: organise 359: direct 360: escape
361: generate 362: investigate 363: remind
364: advise 365: afford 366: earn
367: hand 368: inform 369: rely
370: succeed 371: approve 372: burn
373: fear 374: vote 375: conduct
376: cope 377: derive 378: elect
379: gather 380: jump 381: last
382: match 383: matter 384: persuade
385: ride 386: shut 387: blow
388: estimate 389: recover 390: score
391: slip 392: count 393: hate
394: attach 395: exercise 396: house
397: lean 398: roll 399: wash
400: accompany 401: accuse 402: bind
403: explore 404: judge 405: rest
406: steal 407: comment 408: exclude
409: focus 410: hurt 411: stretch
412: withdraw 413: back 414: fix
415: justify 416: knock 417: pursue
418: switch 419: appreciate 420: benefit
421: lack 422: list 423: occupy
424: permit 425: surround 426: abandon
427: blame 428: complain 429: connect
430: construct 431: dominate 432: engage
433: paint 434: quote 435: view
436: acknowledge 437: dismiss 438: incorporate
439: interpret 440: proceed 441: search
442: separate 443: stress 444: alter
445: analyse 446: arrest 447: bother
448: defend 449: expand 450: implement
451: possess 452: review 453: suit
454: tie 455: assist 456: calculate
457: glance 458: mix 459: question
460: resolve 461: rule 462: suspect
463: Wake 464: appeal 465: challenge
466: clean 467: damage 468: guess
469: reckon 470: restore 471: restrict
472: specify 473: constitute 474: convert
475: distinguish 476: submit 477: trust
478: urge 479: feature 480: Land
481: locate 482: predict 483: preserve
484: solve 485: sort 486: struggle
487: cast 488: Cook 489: dance
490: invest 491: lock 492: owe
493: pour 494: shift 495: kick
496: kiss 497: Light 498: purchase
499: race 500: retire 501: Bend
502: breathe 503: celebrate 504: date
505: fire 506: Monitor 507: print
508: register 509: resist 510: behave
511: comprise 512: decline 513: detect
514: finance 515: organize 516: overcome
517: range 518: swing 519: differ
520: drag 521: guarantee 522: oppose
523: pack 524: pause 525: relax
526: resign 527: Rush 528: store
529: waste 530: compete 531: expose
532: found 533: install 534: mount
535: negotiate 536: sink 537: Split
538: whisper 539: assure 540: award
541: borrow 542: bury 543: capture
544: deserve 545: distribute 546: doubt
547: enhance 548: phone 549: sweep
550: tackle 551: advance 552: cease
553: concern 554: emphasise 555: exceed
556: qualify 557: slide 558: strengthen
559: transform 560: favour 561: grab
562: lend 563: participate 564: perceive
565: pose 566: practise 567: satisfy
568: scream 569: smoke 570: sustain
571: tear 572: adapt 573: adjust
574: BAN 575: consult 576: dig
577: dry 578: highlight 579: outline
580: reinforce 581: shrug 582: snap
583: absorb 584: amount 585: block
586: confine 587: delay 588: encounter
589: entitle 590: plant 591: pretend
592: request 593: rid 594: sail
595: trace 596: trade 597: Wave
598: cite 599: dream 600: flow
601: fulfil 602: lower 603: process
604: react 605: seize 606: allocate
607: burst 608: communicate 609: defeat
610: double 611: exploit 612: fund
613: govern 614: hurry 615: injure
616: pray 617: protest 618: sigh
619: smell 620: stir 621: swim
622: undergo 623: wander 624: anticipate
625: collapse 626: compose 627: confront
628: ease 629: eliminate 630: evaluate
631: grin 632: interview 633: remark
634: suspend 635: weigh 636: wipe
637: wrap 638: attribute 639: Balance
640: bet 641: bound 642: cancel
643: condemn 644: convince 645: correspond
646: dare 647: devise 648: free
649: gaze 650: guide 651: inspire
652: modify 653: murder 654: prompt
655: reverse 656: rub 657: slow
658: spot 659: swear 660: telephone
661: wind 662: admire 663: bite
664: crash 665: disturb 666: greet
667: hesitate 668: induce 669: integrate
670: knit 671: line 672: load
673: murmur 674: render 675: shine
676: swallow 677: tap 678: translate
679: yield 680: accommodate 681: age
682: assert 683: await 684: Book
685: brush 686: Chase 687: comply
688: copy 689: criticise 690: devote
691: evolve 692: flee 693: forgive
694: initiate 695: interrupt 696: leap
697: mutter 698: overlook 699: risk
700: SHAPE 701: spell 702: squeeze
703: trap 704: undermine 705: witness
706: beg 707: drift 708: Echo
709: emphasize 710: enforce 711: exchange
712: fade 713: float 714: freeze
715: hire 716: IN 717: object
718: pop 719: provoke 720: recruit
721: research 722: sense 723: situate
724: stimulate 725: abolish 726: administer
727: allege 728: command 729: consume
730: convey 731: correct 732: educate
733: equip 734: execute 735: fetch
736: frown 737: invent 738: MArch
739: Park 740: progress 741: reserve
742: respect 743: twist 744: unite
745: value 746: assign 747: cater
748: concede 749: conceive 750: disclose
751: envisage 752: exhibit 753: export
754: extract 755: fancy 756: inherit
757: insert 758: instruct 759: interfere
760: isolate 761: opt 762: peer
763: persist 764: plead 765: Price
766: regret 767: regulate 768: repair
769: resemble 770: resume 771: speed
772: spin 773: spring 774: update
775: advocate 776: assemble 777: boost
778: breed 779: cling 780: commission
781: conceal 782: contemplate 783: criticize
784: decorate 785: descend 786: drain
787: edit 788: embrace 789: excuse
790: explode 791: facilitate 792: flash
793: fold 794: function 795: grasp
796: incur 797: intervene 798: label
799: please 800: rescue 801: strip
802: tip 803: upset 804: advertise
805: aid 806: Centre 807: classify
808: coincide 809: confess 810: contract
811: crack 812: creep 813: decrease
814: deem 815: dispose 816: dissolve
817: dump 818: endorse 819: formulate
820: import 821: impress 822: market
823: reproduce 824: scatter 825: schedule
826: ship 827: shop 828: spare
829: sponsor 830: stage 831: suck
832: Sue 833: tempt 834: vanish
835: access 836: commence 837: contrast
838: depict 839: discharge 840: draft
841: enclose 842: enquire 843: erect
844: file 845: halt 846: Hunt
847: inspect 848: omit 849: originate
850: praise 851: precede 852: relieve
853: reward 854: round 855: SEAL
856: signal 857: smash 858: spoil
859: subject 860: target 861: taste
862: tighten 863: top 864: tremble
865: tuck 866: warm 867: activate
868: amend 869: arouse 870: bang
871: bid 872: bow 873: campaign
874: characterise 875: circulate 876: clarify
877: compensate 878: compile 879: cool
880: couple 881: depart 882: deprive
883: desire 884: diminish 885: drown
886: embark 887: entail 888: entertain
889: figure 890: fling 891: guard
892: manufacture 893: melt 894: neglect
895: plunge 896: project 897: rain
898: reassure 899: rent 900: revive
901: sentence 902: shed 903: slam
904: spill 905: stem 906: sum
907: summon 908: supplement 909: suppress
910: surprise 911: tax 912: thrust
913: tour 914: transmit 915: transport
916: weaken 917: widen 918: bounce
919: calm 920: characterize 921: chat
922: clutch 923: confer 924: conform
925: confuse 926: convict 927: counter
928: debate 929: dedicate 930: dictate
931: disagree 932: effect 933: flood
934: forbid 935: grip 936: heat
937: long 938: manipulate 939: merge
940: part 941: PIN 942: position
943: prescribe 944: proclaim 945: punish
946: rebuild 947: regain 948: sack
949: strain 950: stroke 951: substitute
952: supervise 953: term 954: time
955: toss 956: underline 957: abuse
958: accumulate 959: alert 960: arm
961: attain 962: boast 963: boil
964: carve 965: cheer 966: colour
967: compel 968: crawl 969: crush
970: Curl 971: deposit 972: differentiate
973: dip 974: dislike 975: divert
976: embody 977: exert 978: exhaust
979: fine 980: frighten 981: fuck
982: gasp 983: honour 984: inhibit
985: motivate 986: multiply 987: narrow
988: obey 989: penetrate 990: picture
991: presume 992: prevail 993: pronounce
994: rate 995: renew 996: revise
997: rip 998: scan 999: scratch
1000: shiver