Definition of Actuate

1. Verb. Put in motion or move to act. "Actuate the circuits"




2. Verb. Give an incentive for action. "They actuate him to write the letter"; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
Exact synonyms: Incite, Motivate, Move, Prompt, Propel
Generic synonyms: Cause, Do, Make
Related verbs: Affect, Impress, Move, Strike, Move
Derivative terms: Act, Incitation, Incitement, Motivation, Motivation, Motivation, Motivative, Motivator, Motive, Propulsion

Definition of Actuate

1. v. t. To put into action or motion; to move or incite to action; to influence actively; to move as motives do; -- more commonly used of persons.

2. a. Put in action; actuated.

Definition of Actuate

1. Verb. (transitive) To activate, or to put into motion; to animate. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To incite to action; to motivate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Actuate

1. to set into action or motion [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Actuate

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actualize
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actualness
actuals
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actuarially
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actuate (current term)
actuated
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actuose
actuosity
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acturience

Literary usage of Actuate

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1. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"Say, ye deluded few, whom idle fear, prejudice, or treachery actuate; ye warm advocate for a union with Britain, can idle faney picture the idea? ..."

2. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1879)
"... suffice to actuate this brake. No current can pass until the weighted arms fly oat so as to touch one of the screws in the upper frame ; electrical ..."

3. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1860)
"... on the 30<A June, states in the House of Lords what had passed in regard to the Ministerial Arrangements, and the Principles which would actuate the new ..."

4. The Chinese reader's manual: A handbook of biographical, historical by William Frederick Mayers (1874)
"Much revered by the Chinese for the wisdom and patriotism believed to actuate his conduct, Europeans had reason to believe him inspired by feelings of ..."

5. The Political Text-book, Or Encyclopedia: Containing Everything Necessary by Michael W. Cluskey (1857)
"... cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, nnd serve to veil, and even second, the arts of influence on the other. ..."

6. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"... no relation to any place, might therefore actuate men who were eminent for their learning and for their profound acquaintance with matters of antiquity. ..."

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