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Definition of the verb actuate

What does actuate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: actuated | actuating | actuates

  1. put in motion or move to act
  2. give an incentive for action

Alternative definition of the verb actuate

verb

  1. [transitive] To activate, or to put into motion; to animate.
  2. [transitive] To incite to action; to motivate.

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Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

actuate; activate. The Evanses wrote that ...

Google previewTHE NEW INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA (1922)

ampere is needed to actuate it.

Google previewA 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.

Google previewNew Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary (1996)

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 ...

Google previewThe Rhyming Dictionary of the English Language (1904)

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. ...

Google previewDictionary of obsolete and provincial English (1857)

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.

Anagrams of ACTUATE

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  • ACUTATE

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