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ac·tu·ate

 (ăk′cho͞o-āt′)
tr.v. ac·tu·at·ed, ac·tu·at·ing, ac·tu·ates
1. To put into motion or action; activate: electrical relays that actuate the elevator.
2. To cause to take action: a speech that actuated dissenters.

[Medieval Latin āctuāre, āctuāt-, from Latin āctus, act; see act.]

ac′tu·a′tion n.

actuate

(ˈæktʃʊˌeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to put into action or mechanical motion
2. to motivate or incite into action: actuated by unworthy desires.
[C16: from Medieval Latin actuātus, from actuāre to incite to action, from Latin āctus act]
ˌactuˈation n
ˈactuˌator n

ac•tu•ate

(ˈæk tʃuˌeɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to incite or move to action; impel; motivate: actuated by selfish motives.
2. to put into action: to actuate a machine.
[1590–1600; < Medieval Latin āctuāt(us)]
ac`tu•a′tion, n.

actuate

To operate a mine-firing mechanism by an influence or a series of influences in such a way that all the requirements of the mechanism for firing, or for registering a target count, are met.

actuate


Past participle: actuated
Gerund: actuating

Imperative
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Present
I actuate
you actuate
he/she/it actuates
we actuate
you actuate
they actuate
Preterite
I actuated
you actuated
he/she/it actuated
we actuated
you actuated
they actuated
Present Continuous
I am actuating
you are actuating
he/she/it is actuating
we are actuating
you are actuating
they are actuating
Present Perfect
I have actuated
you have actuated
he/she/it has actuated
we have actuated
you have actuated
they have actuated
Past Continuous
I was actuating
you were actuating
he/she/it was actuating
we were actuating
you were actuating
they were actuating
Past Perfect
I had actuated
you had actuated
he/she/it had actuated
we had actuated
you had actuated
they had actuated
Future
I will actuate
you will actuate
he/she/it will actuate
we will actuate
you will actuate
they will actuate
Future Perfect
I will have actuated
you will have actuated
he/she/it will have actuated
we will have actuated
you will have actuated
they will have actuated
Future Continuous
I will be actuating
you will be actuating
he/she/it will be actuating
we will be actuating
you will be actuating
they will be actuating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been actuating
you have been actuating
he/she/it has been actuating
we have been actuating
you have been actuating
they have been actuating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been actuating
you will have been actuating
he/she/it will have been actuating
we will have been actuating
you will have been actuating
they will have been actuating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been actuating
you had been actuating
he/she/it had been actuating
we had been actuating
you had been actuating
they had been actuating
Conditional
I would actuate
you would actuate
he/she/it would actuate
we would actuate
you would actuate
they would actuate
Past Conditional
I would have actuated
you would have actuated
he/she/it would have actuated
we would have actuated
you would have actuated
they would have actuated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.actuate - put in motion or move to actactuate - put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"
initiate, pioneer - take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
2.actuate - give an incentive for actionactuate - give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
cause, do, make - give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
impress, strike, affect, move - have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
move - arouse sympathy or compassion in; "Her fate moved us all"

actuate

verb
2. activate, trigger (off), stimulate, set off, initiate, switch on, animate, kick-start (informal), set in motion, set going The engines overheated, actuating the fire extinguishers.

actuate

verb
1. To arouse to action or put in motion:
2. To set or keep going:
Translations
aktivovatpodněcovat
rakendama

actuate

[ˈæktjʊeɪt] VT
1. [+ person] → mover, motivar
he was actuated by envyestaba movido or motivado por la envidia
a statement actuated by maliceuna declaración movida or motivada por el rencor
2. (Mech) → impulsar, accionar

actuate

[ˈæktʃueɪt] vtdéclencher, actionner

actuate

vt (lit)auslösen; (fig)treiben

actuate

[ˈæktjʊeɪt] vt (frm) (person) → spingere (Tech) (machine) → attivare
actuated by → animato/a da
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Let these influencing powers actuate, by the permission or disposal of Providence, from selfish or social views, yet in time the mysterious will of Heaven is unfolded, and we behold our conduct, from whatsoever motives excited, operating to answer the important designs of heaven.
Heathcliff may have entirely dissimilar reasons for keeping his hand out of the way when he meets a would-be acquaintance, to those which actuate me.
Murdstone's good intentions, and pretend to slight them (for I don't believe you really do, in your heart, Peggotty), you must be as well convinced as I am how good they are, and how they actuate him in everything.
The bordering States, if any, will be those who, under the impulse of sudden irritation, and a quick sense of apparent interest or injury, will be most likely, by direct violence, to excite war with these nations; and nothing can so effectually obviate that danger as a national government, whose wisdom and prudence will not be diminished by the passions which actuate the parties immediately interested.
Therefore the only reason which could actuate her would be to convince someone else that she was blameless.
Should this enveloping force be interrupted in any direction a delicate instrument immediately apprehends the irregularity, at the same time imparting an impulse to a magnetic device which in turn actuates the steering mechanism, diverting the bow of the flier away from the obstacle until the craft's radio-activity sphere is no longer in contact with the obstruction, then she falls once more into her normal course.
That object which actuates and animates me in all my gigantic labours, Sir,' replied Pott, with a calm smile: 'my country's good.
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