Is there a linguistic or academical name for those verbs which express a general action compared to those which express a specific action?
- do, make (general) vs. perform, build (specific)
- have (general) vs. carry (specific)
- get (general) vs. achieve, obtain (specific)
- use (general) vs. apply (specific)
- say (general) vs. whisper, explain, confess (specific)
I found this, but boring verbs vs. specifical verbs does not sound very academical to me...