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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
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Past Continuous
I was actuating
you were actuating
he/she/it was actuating
we were actuating
you were actuating
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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
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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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