Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Action Verbs

From Anderson, L. W., & Krathwohl, D. R. (2001). A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing, Abridged Edition. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Definitions

Bloom's Definitions

I.Remembering II.Understanding III.Applying IV. Analyzing V.Evaluating VI.Creating
Exhibit memory of previously learned material by recalling facts, terms, basic concepts, and answers. Demonstrate understanding of facts and ideas by organizing, comparing, translating, interpreting, giving descriptions, and stating main ideas. Solve problems to new situations by applying acquired knowledge, facts, techniques and rules in a different way. Examine and break information into parts by identifying motives or causes. Make inferences and find evidence to support generalizations. Present and defend opinions by making judgments about information, validity of ideas, or quality of work based on a set of criteria. Compile information together in a different way by combining elements in a new pattern or proposing alternative solutions.

Verbs

Choose Classify Apply Analyze Agree Adapt
Define Compare Build Assume Appraise Build
Find Contrast Choose Categorize Assess Change
How Demonstrate Construct Classify Award Choose
Label Explain Develop Compare Choose Combine
List Extend Experiment with Conclusion Compare Compile
Match Illustrate Identify Contrast Conclude Compose
Name Infer Interview Discover Criteria Construct
Omit Interpret Make use of Dissect Criticize Create
Recall Outline Model Distinguish Decide Delete
Relate Relate Organize Divide Deduct Design
Select Rephrase Plan Examine Defend Develop
Show Show Select Function Determine Discuss
Spell Summarize Solve Inference Disprove Elaborate
Tell Translate Utilize Inspect Estimate Estimate
What     List Evaluate Formulate
When     Motive Explain Happen
Where     Relationships Importance Imagine
Which     Simplify Influence Improve
Who     Survey Interpret Invent
Why     Take part in Judge Make up
      Test for Justify Maximize
      Theme Mark Minimize
        Measure Modify
        Opinion Original
        Perceive Originate
        Prioritize Plan
        Prove Predict
        Rate Propose
        Recommend Solution
        Rule on Solve
        Select Suppose
        Support Test
        Value Theory