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[ ak-choo-eyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF actuate

Synonyms for actuate

  • activate
  • animate
  • arouse
  • cause
  • drive
  • energize
  • excite
  • impel
  • incite
  • induce
  • influence
  • inspire
  • instigate
  • mobilize
  • motivate
  • move
  • prompt
  • propel
  • quicken
  • rouse
  • spur
  • stimulate
  • egg on
  • fire up
  • key up
  • put up to
  • turn on
  • work into lather
  • work up
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Antonyms for actuate

  • bore
  • calm
  • check
  • deaden
  • delay
  • depress
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • dull
  • halt
  • hinder
  • lull
  • prevent
  • quiet
  • repress
  • retard
  • slow
  • stop
  • weaken
  • impede
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACTUATE

In Fig. 213 the key is about to actuate the locking mechanism.

Is their purpose to appeal to our understanding, and actuate our humanity?

The bill covers not only pieces or controller records, but also the machines which they actuate.

If thoughts do not actuate it, your distrustful fears and cares will vanish.

And this all believers should maintain and actuate in themselves.

He was void of any of these feelings which actuate men to do good.

But he was perhaps equally void of those which actuate men to do evil.

True it is there are many feelings that actuate me at this moment.

He had never dared to actuate the "hired man," his father, on a basis of fact.

There was not a shred of self interest to actuate them; there could not have been.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Medieval Latin actuatus, past participle of actuare, from Latin actus (see act (n.)). Related: Actuated; actuating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ACTUATE

activate

verbinitiate something; start a function
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