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“The United States had gone to war declaring it must destroy an active weapons of mass destruction program,” the Times reported.

Almost immediately, another group active at the protests called the Justice League snitches.

Along the river, crumbling remnants of an active trading hub are overtaken by nature.

But, under the hawkish eye of the media and through a heavily active social media presence, she carried on as usual.

Female members have been involved in the carnage for the past two years, but never in such an active role.

We must have motif first, then technique to adapt and adjust expression and to develop facility in the active agents.

With the announcement of the thirty-six directors, it was possible to proceed to the active opening of the institutions.

He became one of the assistants of Mr. Wesley, and was active in the service of the church.

The opposite of these two methods of rote learning is my method, which injects an active process between each pair of words.

He continued active till his 35th year, when he began to decline, and died of water in the chest.


On this page you'll find 232 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to active, such as: alive, effective, operating, flowing, functioning, and going.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.