ac·​tion·​able ˈak-sh(ə-)nə-bəl How to pronounce actionable (audio)
: subject to or affording ground for an action or suit at law
: capable of being acted on
actionable information
actionably adverb

Examples of actionable in a Sentence

Firing people because of their age is actionable. We've received actionable information that the men are hiding in these mountains.
Recent Examples on the Web Golden 1 Credit Union began brainstorming ways to contribute to actionable change, according to a spokesperson. Acsah Lemma, Sacramento Bee, 8 July 2024 The humiliation, the lack of control over her own image, the unwanted fame—none of that amounted to any sort of actionable claim. Sohini Desai, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 July 2024 One of the best ways to get accurate, actionable, and up-to-date information on lung cancer is to check the websites of cancer centers. Sarah Scott, Verywell Health, 11 June 2024 This might require some actionable changes, like dedicating time each week to spend an hour or so in a neighborhood hangout, going into a restaurant or coffee shop instead of picking up, leaving your phone in your pocket while waiting in line, engaging with people in small but meaningful ways. Allie Volpe, Vox, 7 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for actionable 

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Word History


action + -able

First Known Use

circa 1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of actionable was circa 1601

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Cite this Entry

“Actionable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition


ac·​tion·​able ˈak-shə-nə-bəl How to pronounce actionable (audio)
: subject to or providing grounds for an action or suit at law
there is good sense in seeking generally to harmonize the standards of what amounts to actionable harassmentFaragher v. City of Boca Raton, 524 U.S. 755 (1998)

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