BLOOM’S TAXONOMY ACTION VERBS

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Level Knowledge

Comprehension/

Understand

Application Analysis Synthesis/Create Evaluation
Definition

Remember 

previously

learned 

information.

Demonstrate an

understanding of

the facts.

Apply

knowledge to

actual situations

Break down

objects or ideas

into simpler parts

and find

evidence to

support

generalizations

Compil

component ideas

into a new whole

or propose 

alternative

solutions.

Make and defend

judgments based

on internal

evidence or

external criteria.

Verbs
  • Copy
  • Define
  • Duplicate
  • Enumerate
  • Identify
  • Label
  • List
  • Locate
  • Match
  • Memorize
  • Name
  • Order
  • Outline
  • Recognize
  • Relate
  • Recall
  • Recite
  • Repeat
  • Reproduce
  • Record
  • State
  • Tabulate
  • Tell
  • Describe
  • Discuss
  • Explain
  • Express
  • Extend
  • Generalize
  • Indicate
  • Locate
  • Paraphrase
  • Rewrite
  • Review
  • Select
  • Summarize 
  • Translate
  • Trace
  • Apply
  • Administer
  • Change
  • Chart
  • Compute
  • Demonstrate
  • Determine
  • Discover
  • Emply
  • Give
  • Examples
  • Illustrate
  • Interpret
  • Manipulate
  • Model
  • Operate
  • Practice
  • Show 
  • Sketch
  • Solve
  • Transfer
  • Use
  • Analyze
  • Appraise
  • Breakdown
  • Calculate
  • Catagorize
  • Compare
  • Contrast
  • Criticize
  • Diagram
  • Differentiate
  • Discriminate
  • Distringuish
  • Examine
  • Experiment
  • Identify
  • Illustrate
  • Point Out
  • Seperate
  • Subdivide
  • Survey
  • Test
  • Validate
  • Anticipate
  • Arrange
  • Assemble
  • collect
  • Combine
  • Comply
  • Compose
  • Construct
  • Create
  • Design
  • Develop
  • Devise
  • Formulate
  • Generate
  • Hypothesize
  • Plan
  • Prepare
  • Rearrange
  • Reconstruct
  • Reorganize
  • Set up
  • Simulate
  • Speculate
  • Structure
  • Synthesize
  • Appraise
  • Argue
  • Assess
  • Choose
  • Compare
  • Conclude
  • Critiquing
  • Defend
  • Estimate
  • Evaluate
  • Infer
  • Judge
  • Justify
  • Persuade
  • Rate
  • Recommend
  • Select
  • Support
  • Value