Do you prefer to read, reason or ramble? All three sound like fun, don’t they? How about reading your favorite book while you reason out the plot and ramble through the countryside? Verbs that start with "r" can add some serious spice to your literary life. So, take a look at 50 great "r" verbs in the English language.




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Verbs That Start With R

Introduction to Verbs

Verbs are words used to express action or describe a state of being. When it comes to English, each word needs to be properly placed in the sentence, based on the context in which it is being used. In most situations, verbs come after the subject of the sentence and before the object of the sentence, though this is not always the case. For example, "Rayna reads romance novels." In this sentence, "Rayna" is the subject, "reads" is the verb showing action and "romance novels" is the object receiving the action of the verb.


50 Verbs Starting With R

Perhaps the antagonist in your plot will reappear to ravage your main character’s home life. With a few R-verbs in your arsenal, you can craft a plot that’ll rebuff anyone who doubted your writing skills! Review 50 popular English verbs that start with "r."

VerbDefinition

race

to compete in a contest of speed

raid

to launch a surprise attack

rain

to fall in drops of water from the clouds

raise

to lift something upward

rake

to gather up or move using a pronged garden tool

rally

to come together for a common purpose

ramble

to write, speak or move aimlessly

rap

to strike something sharply

rasp

to utter in a rough, grating tone

rationalize

to attempt to justify something

rattle

to make a series of sharp sounds

ravage

to cause severe destruction

rave

to speak wildly or irrationally

ravish

to seize by force or violence

reach

to arrive at something; to stretch in order to be able to touch something

react

to respond to something

read

to comprehend the meaning of letters or other symbols mean

realign

to put back into proper order

reap

to cut, gather or harvest; to see the benefits of one"s labor

reappear

to return to view

reason

to think things by using logic

reboot

to stop a device and then start it again

rebuff

to reject in an abrupt way

rebuild

to extensively repair something

recall

to bring back to mind or remember

recede

to diminish; to move back

recommend

to suggest someone or something as a good option

reconcile

to bring things into balance; to get back together

record

to make a permanent file of something

recover

to get back or regain; to get well from an illness

recycle

to reuse waste material by converting it into something new

redden

to make red

redesign

to make a revision to the appearance or function of

reduce

to diminish or make smaller

refer

to send someone to a resource that can help them

rehearse

to practice for a performance; to repeat something to help remember it

reign

to be the ruler of a kingdom; to hold an elevated position

reject

to discard or throw out as substandard or useless

relapse

to have an illness or addiction reoccur

relax

to become less tense; to lessen requirements

remove

to take something away

repair

to fix something

replace

to substitute one thing for another

resemble

to be similar in appearance to someone or something else

resent

to feel bitterness or anger toward a person or situation

restore

to bring back to a former condition

reunite

to bring back together

rinse

to wash quickly or lightly

roast

to cook in an oven at a very high temperature

ruin

to destroy something


Types of Verbs That Start With R

There are several types of verbs, some of which include options that start with the letter "r."




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10 Example Sentences With R-Verbs

Verbs that start with "r" reverberate across a lot of sentences all the time. Let’s take a look at 10 examples of sentences with action words in the form of "r" verbs. Once you"ve reviewed these, you"ll be ready to get to work writing your own sentences that are rich in "r" verbs.

It’s time to raise the flag.She always rambles on about French cuisine.The baby loves to rattle his new toy.I need to realign my schedule to mesh with yours.He took steps to rebuild his life.Can you recommend a book for me?Let’s make an effort to reduce the amount of junk food we eat.I hope we never relapse again.He was kind enough to repair my Macbook.Let’s restore this house to its former glory.

Read, Read and Read Some More

You"ll find some of the verbs above on this list of words that start with "r" on WordFinder by wgc2010.org, along with additional "r" words representing multiple parts of speech. Now that you"ve got "r" verbs and other terms covered, move on to the next letter and seek some verbs that start with "s." Once you’ve covered the whole alphabet, you"ll be ready to write with renewed vigor. Consider flexing your new language arts skills with these creative writing exercises. Who knows what you"ll be able to do?