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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.actuated - moved to actionactuated - moved to action; "a man actuated by unworthy desired"
motivated - provided with a motive or given incentive for action; "a highly motivated child can learn almost anything"; "a group of politically motivated men"
References in classic literature ?
No," said the Dog; "if I were to accept that, it might be thought that in biting you I was actuated by improper motives.
This speech so pleased the other Members of the convention that, actuated by a magnanimous impulse, they sprang to their feet and left the hall.
Vernon's consciousness of deserving every sort of revenge that it can be in my power to inflict for her ill-offices could alone enable her to perceive that I am actuated by any design in behaviour so gentle and unpretending.