Verbs That Start With F

The letter "f" can be a pretty forceful letter. With it, we can fabricate fanciful fables and follow our dreams all the way to the stars. If you’re creating a master vocabulary list, a full set of verbs that start with "f" will serve you well. Your chapters and verses will be less likely to fizzle and flounder. Let’s take a look at 50 of the most popular verbs that begin with "f."

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Defining a Verb

A verb is a word that expresses action or describes a state of being. Every word sits in a specific place and plays a specific role in a sentence. As such, verbs in English typically come after the subject of the sentence and before the object of the sentence. For example, "Farrah fascinated the audience." In this sentence, "Farrah" is the subject, "fascinated" is the verb showing action and "audience" is the object receiving the action of the verb.

50 Verbs Starting With F

Ready for the fun to pop off the page? From fantasize to fascinate, here are verbs that start with "f." Tie them into your prose; they'll help make your writing sparkle and shine.

VerbDefinition

fabricate

to create or manufacture something

fade

to begin to wither away and disappear

fail

to be unsuccessful at something

faint

to lose consciousness for a period of time

fall

to drop or come down, often unexpectedly

falter

to hesitate in word or action

fantasize

to imagine or daydream

fascinate

to hold one’s attention

fasten

to join one thing to another

fatten

to make plump or fatter

favor

to show preferential treatment

fear

to be afraid of someone or something

feature

to bring special attention to someone or something

feed

to provide food for someone or something

feel

to explore something, using your sense of touch

feign

to act in a way you don’t feel

ferry

to carry people or things across a body of water by boat

fetch

to get something and bring it back

fib

to tell a small or inconsequential lie

fiddle

to restlessly fidget with something

fidget

to make small, restless movements

fight

to participate in a physical or verbal disagreement

file

to put important papers away in an orderly manner

filter

to remove impurities or unwanted material

finalize

to bring to completion

find

to locate something that was once lost

finish

to complete or give the final touches to something

fix

to repair, attach, or secure

fizzle

to end weakly, especially after a hopeful beginning

flail

to wildly move one's arms and/or legs to steady oneself

flake

to peel or chip off

flap

to wave arms or wings up and down

flash

to give off a sudden light

flatter

to praise or compliment

flaunt

to go out of your way to display something

flavor

to add a specific taste or seasoning to something

flee

to run away from someone or something

flip

to turn something from one side to the other

flourish

to do very well

fluff

to shake or puff up until loose and light

flush

to clean something out by running water through it

flutter

to quickly flap wings, vibrate, or tremble

fly

to move through the air, often with wings

foam

to produce froth

focus

to concentrate on something in particular

fold

to bring one part over another so that the item lies flat

follow

to pursue or come after

freeze

to make something frozen

frown

to turn the corners of one's mouth down while furrowing the brow

fuel

to give energy or power

Multiple Categories of Verbs

Verbs are an important and fascinating part of speech. The primary category of verbs is action verbs, which is the type represented by all of the words in the list above. Some action verbs are regular, while others are irregular.

  • Regular verbs change from present tense to past tense with -ed added at the end. For example, "When she couldn’t focus on her manuscript anymore, she focused on her next blog post."
  • Irregular verbs do not follow a set pattern when being converted to past tense. If you add -ed to an irregular verb, you'll form a group of letters that isn't a verb. For example, the verb fight does not become "fighted" in the past tense. Instead, it becomes fought, as illustrated by, I didn’t fight with him; he fought with her.

The diversity of verbs does not end with regular and irregular action verbs. There are also linking verbs and helping verbs. "To be" verbs (am, is, are, was) are examples of linking verbs. They connect the subject of the sentence with more information. Helping verbs provide additional information about a sentence's main (action) verb.

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10 Example Sentences With F-Verbs

Verbs that start with "f" verbs are interesting. They help writers foster many tales. Let’s look at some example sentences where the "f" verbs are hard at work. Use these sample statements to inspire "f" verb sentences of your own.

  • He’s not going to fabricate a lie about me and get away with it.
  • When she’s in the courtroom, she never falters.
  • Let’s feature the vanilla crème brûlée as tonight’s dessert special.
  • Will you fetch me last night’s menu?
  • Ready to finalize the details of our battle plan?
  • Snow White and Prince Charming’s love will never fizzle out and die.
  • It’s not wise to flaunt your money.
  • Their new kingdom will flourish through the ages.
  • She watched the pages from her manuscript flutter to the ground.
  • You fold your laundry so neatly!

Foster Fastidiousness

If you’re looking to become a famous writer, start by fostering fastidious writing habits. Create a schedule. Write even when you don’t feel like writing. That’s what makes vocabulary lists so wonderful. The next time you’re stuck, pull out your master vocabulary list, like this list of words that start with "f" on WordFinder by YourDictionary. Pluck a word at random. Write a sentence containing that word. Then, see where you go. Try some of these creative writing exercises too. Next, stay focused on building that vocabulary list with these verbs that start with "g." You never know what’s going to pop out at you next!