Bloom’s Taxonomy Verb Chart

Bloom’s Taxonomy provides a list of action verbs based on each level of understanding. This assists instructors when creating lesson and course objectives.

The following is a list of measurable action verbs that can be used when you are creating your learning objectives. Keep in mind that the goal is not to use different or creative verbs for each objective. That could be confusing to your students. Instead, try and identify the most accurate verb that relates to how you will assess your student’s mastery of the objective.

TIPS tip: If you know what verb you want to use, but you are needing to know the Bloom’s level, you can use the “find” function (press: Ctrl-F, or Command-F on a Mac) in your browser to locate specific verbs on this chart.

Remember Understand Apply Analyze Evaluate Create
Cite Add Acquire  Analyze Appraise Abstract
Define Approximate Adapt Audit Assess Animate
Describe Articulate Allocate Blueprint Compare Arrange
Draw Associate Alphabetize Breadboard Conclude Assemble
Enumerate Characterize Apply Break down Contrast Budget
Identify Clarify Ascertain Characterize Counsel Categorize
Index Classify Assign Classify Criticize Code
Indicate Compare Attain Compare Critique Combine
Label Compute Avoid Confirm Defend Compile
List Contrast Back up Contrast Determine Compose
Match Convert Calculate Correlate Discriminate Construct
Meet Defend Capture Detect Estimate Cope
Name Describe Change Diagnose Evaluate Correspond
Outline Detail Classify Diagram Explain Create
Point Differentiate Complete Differentiate Grade Cultivate
Quote Discuss Compute Discriminate Hire Debug
Read Distinguish Construct Dissect Interpret Depict
Recall Elaborate Customize Distinguish Judge Design
Recite Estimate Demonstrate Document Justify Develop
Recognize Example Depreciate Ensure Measure Devise
Record Explain Derive Examine Predict Dictate
Repeat Express Determine Explain Prescribe Enhance
Reproduce Extend Diminish Explore Rank Explain
Review Extrapolate Discover Figure out Rate Facilitate
Select Factor Draw File Recommend Format
State Generalize Employ Group Release Formulate
Study Give Examine Identify Select Generalize
Tabulate Infer Exercise Illustrate Summarize Generate
Trace Interact Explore Infer Support Handle
Write Interpolate Expose Interrupt Test Import
Interpret Express Inventory Validate Improve
Observe Factor Investigate Verify Incorporate
Paraphrase Figure Layout Integrate
Picture graphically Graph Manage Interface
Predict Handle Maximize Join
Review Illustrate Minimize Lecture
Rewrite Interconvert Optimize Model
Subtract Investigate Order Modify
Summarize Manipulate Outline Network
Translate Modify Point out Organize
Visualize Operate Prioritize Outline
Personalize Proofread Overhaul
Plot Query Plan
Practice Relate Portray
Predict Select Prepare
Prepare Separate Prescribe
Price Subdivide Produce
Process Train Program
Produce Transform Rearrange
Project Reconstruct
Provide Relate
Relate Reorganize
Round off Revise
Sequence Rewrite
Show Specify
Simulate Summarize

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