Bloom's Taxonomy Verb List

Benjamin Bloom, along with Max Englehart, Edward Furst, Walter Hill, and David Krathwohl published Taxonomy of Educational Objectives in 1956. The idea was to classify types of knowledge into categories with verbs identifying various skills in both the cognitive and affective domains.

In the cognitive domain, the lowest level is remembering. As students progress to higher levels they are then able to understand what they are learning, then apply it, analyze it, evaluate it and finally create something with their new information. For example, a first year Med student may be expected to memorize the systems of the body while someone nearing the end of their program should be expected to discover the source of an ailment and create an action plan for their patient. 

Cognitive Domain Verbs - About knowing

 Creating 

Abstract

Animate

Arrange

Assemble

Budget

Categorize

Code

Combine

Compile

Compare

Compose

Construct Cope

Correspond

Create

Cultivate

Debug

Depict

Design

Develop

Devise

Dictate

Discuss

Enhance

Explain

Facilitate

Format

Formulate

Generalize

Generate

Handle

Hypothesize

Import

Improve

Incorporate

Integrate

Interface

Join

Lecture

Model

Modify

Network

Organize

Outline

Overhaul

Plan

Portray

Prepare

Prescribe

Produce

Program

Rearrange

Reconstruct

Refer

Relate

Reorganize

Report

Revise

Rewrite

Schematize

Specify

Summarize

Support

Write

 Evaluating 

Appraise

Argue

Assess

Choose

Compare

Conclude

Contrast Counsel Criticize

Critique

Defend

Determine

Discriminate

Estimate Evaluate

Explain

Grade

Hire

Interpret Judge

Justify

Measure

Predict

Prescribe

Rank

Rate

Recommend

Release

Select

Summarize

Support

Test

Validate

Value

Verify

 Analyzing 

Analyze

Appraise

Audit

Blueprint

Breadboard

Break down

Characterize

Choose

Classify

Compare

Confirm Contrast Compare

Correlate

Criticize

Deduce

Detect

Diagnose

Diagram

Differentiate

Distinguish Discriminate

Dissect

Document

Ensure

Examine

Experiment

Explain

Explore

Figure out

File

Group

Identify Illustrate

Infer

Interrupt

Inventory

Investigate

Lay out

Manage

Maximize Minimize

Optimize

Order

Organize

Outline

Point out

Prioritize

Proofread

Query

Question

Relate

Select

Separate

Size up

Subdivide

Summarize

Test

Train

Transform

 Applying  

Acquire

Adapt

Allocate

Alphabetize

Apply

Ascertain

Assign

Attain

Avoid

Back up

Calculate

Capture

Change

Choose

Classify

Complete

Compute

Construct

Customize

Demonstrate

Depreciate

Derive Determine

Diminish

Discover

Dramatize

Draw

Employ

Examine

Exercise

Explore

Expose

Express

Factor

Figure

Graph

Handle Illustrate

Interpret

Investigate

Manipulate

Modify

Operate

Personalize

Plot

Practice

Predict

Prepare

Price

Process

Produce

Project

Protect

Provide

Relate

Round off

Sequence Schedule

Show

Simulate

Sketch

Solve

Subscribe

Tabulate

Transcribe

Translate

Use

Write

Understanding  

Add

Approximate

Articulate

Associate

Characterize

Clarify

Classify

Compare

Compute

Contrast

Convert

Defend

Demonstrate

Describe

Detail Differentiate Discuss

Distinguish

Elaborate

Estimate

Example

Explain Express

Extend Extrapolate

Factor

Generalize

Give

Identify

Infer Interact

Interpolate Interpret

Locate

Observe

Paraphrase

Picture 
graphically

Predict

Recognize

Report

Restate

Review

Rewrite

Select

Subtract

Summarize

Translate

Visualize

Remembering  

Cite

Count

Define

Describe

Draw

Duplicate Enumerate Identify

Index

Indicate

Label

List

Match

Meet

Memorize

Name

Outline

Point

Quote

Read

Recall

Recite

Recognize Record Repeat

Reproduce

Review

Select

Show

State

Study

Tabulate

Trace

Write

Affective Domain Verbs - Attitudes and Feelings

 Receiving  

Ask

Choose

Follow

Give

Hold

Select

Show interest

 Responding  

Accept

Responsibility

Answer

Assist

Be willing to

Comply

Conform

Enjoy

Greet

Help

Obey

Perform

Practice

Present

Report

Select

Tell

 Valuing  

Associate with

Assume responsibility

Believe in

Be convinced

Complete

Describe

Differentiate

Have faith in

Initate

Invite

Join

Justify

Participate

Propose

Select

Share

Subscribe to work

 Organization  

Adhere to

Alter

Arrange

Classify

Combine

Defend

Establish

Form judgements

Identify with

Integrate

Organize

Weigh alternatives

 Internalization  

Act

Change behavior

Develop code of behavior

Develop philosophy

Influence

Listen

Propose

Qualify

Question

Serve

Solve

Verify

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