actuate

  • 1 Actuate — Ac tu*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Actuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Actuating}.] [LL. actuatus, p. p. of actuare, fr. L. actus act.] 1. To put into action or motion; to move or incite to action; to influence actively; to move as motives do; more commonly …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Actuate — Ac tu*ate, a. [LL. actuatus, p. p. of actuare.] Put in action; actuated. [Obs.] South. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 actuate — index agitate (activate), bait (lure), constrain (compel), impel, induce, influence …

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  • 4 actuate — (v.) 1590s, from M.L. actuatus, pp. of actuare, from L. actus (see ACT (Cf. act) (n.)). Related: Actuated; actuating …

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  • 5 actuate — 1 *move, drive, impel Analogous words: stimulate, *provoke, excite, galvanize, quicken: *stir, rouse, arouse: energize, activate, *vitalize 2 *activate, motivate Analogous words: influence, * …

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  • 6 actuate — [v] start a function or action, motivate activate, animate, arouse, cause, drive, egg on*, energize, excite, fire up*, impel, incite, induce, influence, inspire, instigate, key up*, mobilize, motivate, move, prompt, propel, put up to*, quicken,… …

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  • 7 actuate — ► VERB 1) cause to operate. 2) motivate to act in a particular way. DERIVATIVES actuation noun actuator noun …

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  • 8 actuate — [ak′cho͞o āt΄] vt. actuated, actuating [< ML actuatus, pp. of actuare < L actus: see ACT1] 1. to put into action or motion 2. to cause to take action [what motives actuated him?] actuation n. actuator n …

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  • 9 Actuate — Infobox Company company name = Actuate Corporation company company type = Public(nasdaq|ACTU) company slogan = Powering the Open Enterprise foundation = 1993 location = flagicon|California San Mateo, California key people = Nicolas C. Nierenberg …

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  • 10 actuate — activate, actuate Activate (17c) originally meant ‘to make active’ (as in activate the lungs). It fell out of use for a time at the end of the 19c, and was marked as obsolete in the first OED. New uses in physics, chemistry, and other branches of …

    Modern English usage

  • 11 actuate — UK [ˈæktʃuˌeɪt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms actuate : present tense I/you/we/they actuate he/she/it actuates present participle actuating past tense actuated past participle actuated formal to make a machine or piece of equipment start… …

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  • 12 actuate — actuation, n. /ak chooh ayt /, v.t., actuated, actuating. 1. to incite or move to action; impel; motivate: actuated by selfish motives. 2. to put into action; start a process; turn on: to actuate a machine. [1590 1600; < ML actuat(us) reduced to… …

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  • 13 actuate — See activate. See activate, actuate …

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  • 14 actuate — ac•tu•ate [[t]ˈæk tʃuˌeɪt[/t]] v. t. at•ed, at•ing 1) to incite or move to action; impel; motivate: actuated by selfish motives[/ex] 2) to put into action: to actuate a machine[/ex] • Etymology: 1590–1600; < ML āctuāt(us) ac tu•a′tion, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 actuate — sužadinti statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Kokiu nors būdu paveikti sprogmens sprogstamąjį mechanizmą, kad sprogmuo detonuotų. atitikmenys: angl. actuate pranc. déclencher …

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  • 16 actuate — To operate a mine firing mechanism by an influence or a series of influences in such a way that all the requirements of the mechanism for firing, or for registering a target count, are met …

    Military dictionary

  • 17 actuate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Medieval Latin actuatus, past participle of actuare to execute, from Latin actus act Date: 1645 1. to put into mechanical action or motion 2. to move to action Synonyms: see move • act …

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  • 18 actuate — verb /ˈæktʃu.eɪt,ˈæktju.eɪt,ˈæktʃu.eɪt/ a) To activate, or to put into motion; to animate. A man in a fit of anger, is actuated in a very different manner from one who only thinks of that emotion. b) To incite to action; to motiva …

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  • 19 actuate — Synonyms and related words: animate, arouse, circulate, compel, drive, drive on, energize, excite, force, forward, foster, galvanize, give an impetus, give momentum, goad, impel, incite, mobilize, motivate, move, move to action, nudge, power,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 actuate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. move, induce, compel, persuade; start, get under way. See cause, beginning. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. put into motion, activate, start, ignite, effectuate, motivate, impel, goad, prompt,… …

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