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ac·tive

 (ăk′tĭv)
adj.
1. Being in physical motion: active fish in the aquarium.
2. Functioning or capable of functioning.
3.
a. Marked by energetic activity; busy: active stock and bond markets; spent an active day sightseeing.
b. Involving or requiring physical exertion and energy: an active workout at the gym.
4.
a. Being in a state of action; not quiescent: active hostilities along the border.
b. Erupting or liable to erupt; not dormant: an active volcano.
5.
a. Marked by or involving direct participation: took an active interest in politics; played an active role on the committee.
b. Currently in use or effect: an active membership.
c. Openly acknowledged or expressed: an active dislike of the new neighbors.
6. Producing an intended action or effect: active ingredients.
7. Grammar
a. Indicating that the grammatical subject of a verb is performing or causing the action expressed. Used of a verb form or voice.
b. Expressing action rather than a state of being. Used of verbs such as run, speak, and move.
8. Of or relating to the management of an investment portfolio by continually making investment decisions based on new information as opposed to maintaining a predetermined strategy or reproducing the returns of a market or index.
9. Electronics
a. Being a source of electrical energy, as a generator.
b. Capable of converting or amplifying voltages or currents, as a diode or transistor.
10. Being on full military duty and receiving full pay.
n.
1. Grammar
a. The active voice.
b. A construction or form in the active voice.
2. A participating member of an organization: union actives.

[Middle English actif, from Old French, from Latin āctīvus, from āctus, past participle of agere, to drive, do; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

ac′tive·ly adv.
ac′tive·ness n.
Synonyms: active, busy, energetic, vigorous, dynamic, lively
These adjectives mean having or displaying energy. Active is the most general, connoting physical or mental exertion in a variety of contexts: an active toddler; an active imagination; remained active in later years by walking and swimming.
Busy suggests engagement in sustained activity on a particular task or job: a busy newspaper staff rushing to meet the deadline.
Energetic and vigorous emphasize performance of an activity or pursuit with enthusiasm or intensity: an energetic competitor; a vigorous crusader against drunk driving.
Dynamic connotes energy and forcefulness that often inspire others or bring about change: a dynamic leader who revitalized the party.
Lively suggests animated activity or alertness: a lively folk dance; a lively interest in politics.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.actively - in an active manneractively - in an active manner; "he participated actively in the war"
passively - in a passive manner; "he listened passively"
Translations
بِفَعَالِيَّة، بِنَشَاط
aktivně
aktívan
ötullega
faal olarak

actively

[ˈæktɪvlɪ] ADV [encourage, promote, campaign, support,] → enérgicamente; [seek, consider] → seriamente
to be actively involved in sthtomar parte activa en algo, participar activamente en algo

actively

[ˈæktɪvli] adv [encourage, discourage, help, seek] → activement
to be actively involved in sth → être activement impliqué(e) dans qchactive partner n (COMMERCE)associé(e) m/factive service n (British) (MILITARY)campagne f
on active service → en campagneactive voice n (GRAMMAR)voix f active

actively

advaktiv; dislikeoffen, unverhohlen

actively

[ˈæktɪvlɪ] advattivamente
to be actively involved in → prendere parte attiva in

active

(ˈӕktiv) adjective
1. energetic or lively; able to work etc. At seventy, he's no longer very active.
2. (busily) involved. She is an active supporter of women's rights.
3. causing an effect or effects. Yeast is an active ingredient in bread-making.
4. in force. The rule is still active.
5. (of volcanoes) still likely to erupt.
6. of the form of a verb in which the subject performs the action of the verb. The dog bit the man.
ˈactiveness noun
ˈactively adverb
actively engaged in politics.
acˈtivityplural acˈtivities noun
1. the state of being active or lively. The streets are full of activity this morning.
2. something which one does as a pastime, as part of one's job etc. His activities include fishing and golf.
References in classic literature ?
Numerous inventors of mechanism applicable to the guidance of balloons came to propose their systems, but he would accept none; and, when he was asked whether he had discovered something of his own for that purpose, he constantly refused to give any explanation, and merely busied himself more actively than ever with the preparations for his journey.
It seems to be my fortune to be mixed up, more or less actively, with elderly love affairs.
Soon the crew came on board in twos and threes; the riggers bestirred themselves; the mates were actively engaged; and several of the shore people were busy in bringing various last things on board.
This was an essential condition to the success of the enterprise, and continued actively to engage the public attention.
I have spoken of the surrender to their extraordinary childish grace as a thing I could actively cultivate, and it may be imagined if I neglected now to address myself to this source for whatever it would yield.
The question of the Native Tribes had been brought up incidentally in the Commission of the 2nd of June, and had been pressed forward actively by Alexey Alexandrovitch as one admitting of no delay on account of the deplorable condition bf the native tribes.
All night, no one had essayed to quench the flames, or stop their progress; but now a body of soldiers were actively engaged in pulling down two old wooden houses, which were every moment in danger of taking fire, and which could scarcely fail, if they were left to burn, to extend the conflagration immensely.
Oliver was rendered the more anxious to be actively employed, by what he had seen of the stern morality of the old gentleman's character.
Miss Ophelia had just the capability of indignation that belongs to the thorough-paced housekeeper, and this had been pretty actively roused by the artifice and wastefulness of the child; in fact, many of my lady readers must own that they should have felt just so in her circumstances; but Marie's words went beyond her, and she felt less heat.
Fogg and Fix was in rags, as if they had themselves been actively engaged in the contest between Camerfield and Mandiboy.
So he was glad to lie still and rest his body, whilst his mind was actively exercised in taking in all he could of his strange surroundings.
Firmly narrowing upward from this wealthy but inconspicuous substratum was the compact and dominant group which the Mingotts, Newlands, Chiverses and Mansons so actively represented.