14 corporate verbs that you despise

PR Daily readers shared the words that they would like to ban from corporate writing. Can you relate?

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We heard you loud and clear.

Turns out there are far more than just two dozen weak verbs driving you crazy. PR Daily readers shared roughly a hundred more verbs (and pseudo-verbs) they’d like to jettison.

In case you didn’t have time to read all the comments, we went through them and grabbed 14 more words that need to be banned, along with the commentary associated with each one (click on the word to see the actual comment from the story):


“‘I’ll action that.’ Action is not a verb. The word you are looking for is ‘do.'”


“Instead of architect, try design. ‘I’m going to architect a plan that will…'”


“How about calendar… as in [people say] ‘Calendar me in’ instead of schedule a meeting…”

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