Verbs That Start With T

How many sentences can you construct without a verb? The pickings are slim. Verbs are necessary to propel the subject of the sentence forward into action or lead readers to further information. If you're ready to build your verb vocabulary, it's time to talk about 50 verbs that start with "t."

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50 Verbs Starting With T

There are verbs that begin with every letter of the alphabet. The letter "t" is no exception! Below, you'll find 50 of the most commonly used "t" verbs. A definition is provided for each verb, along with several synonyms to think about.

Verb

Definition

Synonyms

tack

to attach

pin, tie, nail

tackle

to deal with a problem or issue

work through, handle, take care of

tailor

to make something to particular specifications

fit, customize, adjust

take

to bring something into your possession

seize, appropriate, acquire

talk

to speak

articulate, express, verbalize

tally

to add up

catalog, total, itemize

tame

to work with an animal to domesticate it

train, break-in, habituate

tap

to strike gently and quickly

pat, rap, ping

target

to direct something at something or someone in particular

mark, aim, earmark

teach

to educate

instruct, impart knowledge, enlighten

tear

to pull or force something apart

rend, rip, split

tell

to communicate in words

verbalize, speak, state

tempt

to lure

entice, bait, coax

tend

to have a certain characteristic

incline, be predisposed, gravitate

terminate

to stop

end, adjourn, cease

test

to administer an exam or conduct a study

examine, quiz, investigate

thank

to express gratitude or appreciation

appreciate, praise, show gratitude

thicken

to make something more dense

coagulate, congeal, solidify

think

to come up with an idea or belief about something

cogitate, reason, deliberate

threaten

to pose danger

intimidate, menace, frighten

thrill

to excite

inspire, animate, rouse

thrive

to do well

blossom, burgeon, flourish

throw

to toss something in the air

cast, catapult, hurl

tie

to fasten two or more things together

bind, attach, connect

tighten

to constrict

bind, clench, squeeze

tilt

to tip or slope in one direction

cant, incline, lean

tire

to exhaust

bore, drain, weaken

tolerate

to allow

abide, accept, condone

top

to exceed, surpass or do better

improve, beat, exceed

toss

to throw lightly

chuck, fling, propel

touch

to use your hand to feel or move

contact, graze, pat

tow

to pull

drag, draw, haul

trace

to copy something by following along

go over, copy, reproduce

trade

to exchange something

barter, swap, switch

train

to guide, coach, or instruct

instruct, tutor, enlighten

transfer

to move, carry, or transport

convey, shift, carry

transform

to change something into something else

metamorphose, convert, transmute

translate

to convert from one language to another

interpret, convert, decipher

transmit

to transfer from one place to another

send, dispatch, move

transport

to move from one place to another

relocate, convey, carry

trap

to catch someone or something

ensnare, confine, pin down

travel

to go to a different location

journey, tour, explore

treat

to provide medical help

heal, assist, prescribe

trigger

to cause

activate, initiate, provoke

trim

to remove or cut back

prune, shave, lop

trust

to believe in someone or something

have confidence, rely on, count on

try

to make an effort to do something

endeavor, undertake, attempt

tune

to adjust or adapt a condition

attune, harmonize, modulate

turn

to rotate in a circle

revolve, spin, move in a circle

tweak

to make small adjustments

modify, change, alter slightly

Types of Verbs: 3 Terrific Types

Given their prominence in the English language, it's important to know about different types of verbs. The verbs listed above are action words that demonstrate the action of the sentences in which they appear. However, action verbs aren't the only kind of verb. There are also helping and linking verbs.

  • action verb - The most common type of verb is an action verb. These are verbs that highlight things you can do. When you test for a scholarship program, you are engaged in the action of taking a test. If someone were to threaten you, that person would be doing something specific.
  • helping verb - Another common form is the helping verb. These assist the main verb by extending its meaning. Using an example from the above list, if we said, "Tyler is transferring the trust fund," "is" is the helping verb to the main (action) verb "transferring."
  • linking verb - The English language also has linking verbs. These verbs connect the subject of the sentence to more information but don't demonstrate action. The "to be" verbs (am, is, are, were) are linking verbs. An example would be, "Tommy was tired on Sunday." Here, "was" is the linking verb. It's connecting the subject (Tommy) to an adjective (tired) that describes his state of being.
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Take in 10 Targeted Example Sentences

You're not having much luck coming up with sentences that don't have verbs, are you? That's because even simple sentences follow the same basic format: subject + verb + direct object. In the sentence, "Thomas travels to Tasmania often," "Thomas" is the subject, "travels" is the verb, and "Tasmania" is the direct object. Care to carry on with this "t" verb topic? Explore 10 sample sentences using verbs that start with "t."

  • Can you tack this job posting on the board?
  • Will he tailor the pants for me?
  • Unfortunately, she has decided to target you with her wrath.
  • I can't wait for him to teach me how to paint.
  • Did you seriously just tear your pants?
  • We decided to terminate our contract with that Internet provider.
  • These plants are going to thrive in this environment.
  • Come over here and touch this fabric.
  • Where shall we travel to next?
  • What does their company transport?

Tasteful T-Verbs

Verbs that start with "t" can add a tasteful flair to your next short story, poem, or essay. In fact, using strong verbs in your writing will help you clarify the meaning behind your thoughts and words. To keep adding verbs to your vocabulary, move on to verbs that begin with "u." Then, when you're ready to turn your attention to other parts of speech, take a look at the extensive list of words that start with "t" on WordFinder by YourDictionary. Soon you'll be on your way to building a well-rounded vocabulary of "t" terms and beyond.