Thesaurus / actuate

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The secret motives which actuate that mysterious woman are also impenetrable, but her fidelity is beyond a doubt.
We can turn inward, and contemplate the motives which govern, and the views which actuate us.
It is impossible to be sure as to the mysterious motives that actuate many of these remote African tribes.
These represent the main tendencies which actuate mankind in public affairs—the go-ahead and the stand-still.
He had never dared to actuate the "hired man," his father, on a basis of fact.
THE DESERT AND THE SOWNMARY HALLOCK FOOTE
Self-love, directed by wisdom, is perhaps the best principle that can actuate him.
Very various are the feelings which actuate the directors and shareholders of different railways at these half-yearly gatherings.
THE IRON HORSER.M. BALLANTYNE
What higher ambition could actuate their endeavors—what nobler meed of glory win their aspirations?
Between now and the time of demobilization there is a great opportunity for us to promote the principles which actuate you.
I am content to let Heaven judge me, and the motives that actuate me; a judgment more merciful than man's.
VERNER'S PRIDEMRS. HENRY WOOD

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