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Definition of the verb actuate
What does actuate mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: actuated | actuating | actuates
- put in motion or move to act
- example: actuate the circuits
- lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
- synonyms of actuate: activate / set off / spark / spark off / touch off / trigger / trigger off / trip
- more generic words: initiate / pioneer = take the lead or initiative in
- cause: come about / fall out / go on / hap / happen / occur / pass / pass off / take place
- give an incentive for action
Alternative definition of the verb actuate
- [transitive] To activate, or to put into motion; to animate.
- [transitive] To incite to action; to motivate.
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by Bryan A. Garner
actuate; activate. The Evanses wrote that ...
ampere is needed to actuate it.
A Dictionary Of The English Language; In Which The Words Are Deduced From Their Originals; And Illustrated In Their Different Significations, By Examples From The Best Writers: Together With A History of the Language, and an English Grammar (1818)
by Samuel Johnson
[from the verb to actuate.] Put into action; animated; brought into effect. The active informations of the intellect filling the passive reception of the will, like form closing with matter, grew actuate into a third and distinct perfection of practice. South.
by Edy G. Schaffer
SUIT, PROCESS, FUNCTION COUn LAWSUIT melodramatic HEROICS put into ACTUATE, ACTIVATE put out of KO. MAIM, CRIPPLE, DISABLE symbolic CHARADE to outwit another PLOY, BLUFF to recover property TROVER, REPLEVIN ...
In which the Whole Language is Arranged According to Its Terminations by John Walker
To actuate To tear limb from limb, v. Ib vir'tu- ate To make efficacious, v. a. Tt eitu-at* To swell and fall reciprocally ; to boil, v. n. ...
by Thomas Wright
Actuate, v. (from Hal. attuare.) To put into action ; to produce. Acture, s. (Lat.) Action.
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Scrabble value of A1C3T1U1A1T1E1
The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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