Nuwell activated it, and they went through it into the big building.
When you threw that switch, it sent out an impulse that activated them.
Behind the collapsium shielding, they wouldn't have been activated.
But a machine that ain't been activated has not got any personality.
Baggage need not be opened, providing its spyproofing was not activated.
He wished he could have activated the transmitter before it happened.
Commander Benedict kept his eyes on the rear plate as he activated the intercom.
He fumbled with his breathing globe and then pushed the button that activated the door.
By magnetism, by electricity, it had lived and had been activated.
But it must have been an intrinsic part of him even before that, waiting to be activated.