Is 'action this matter' a correct phrase? Is it correct to say "Pls check with Mr. X to ascertain whether his team or we should action this matter."

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    It's cringe-inducing corporate speak, but given that it's also clear and comprehensible, yes, it's valid (whether you want to be known as a person who encourages corporate-speak is a different question....). – Dan Bron Oct 20 '14 at 12:36
  • Bureaucratese -- esp., in India, and maybe some others with a colonial hangover. :) – Kris Oct 20 '14 at 13:16
  • So, yes, it works. – Kris Oct 20 '14 at 13:23

action (scroll down to see the entries)
vb (tr)

20. to put into effect; take action concerning: matters decided at the meeting cannot be actioned until the following week.

Verb 1. action - … expedite - process fast and efficiently; "I will try to expedite the matter"

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