Definitions for activateˈæk təˌveɪt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word activate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off(verb)

    put in motion or move to act

    "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"

  2. activate(verb)

    make active or more active

    "activate an old file"

  3. activate(verb)

    make more adsorptive

    "activate a metal"

  4. activate, aerate(verb)

    aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter

  5. activate(verb)

    make (substances) radioactive

Wiktionary

  1. activate(Verb)

    To put into action, to put to work.

  2. activate(Verb)

    To turn on.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Activate(verb)

    to make active

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'activate' in Verbs Frequency: #902

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marlon Marshall:

    If you have just a few minutes, hop on that activate and punish those voters!

  2. Craig Robinson:

    Trump can bring new people in and activate people who might sit on the sidelines.

  3. Patrick Wilson:

    If we could preferentially activate these antibodies, we could have a better influenza vaccine.

  4. Chief Executive Sergio Hidalgo:

    We would love, of course, to exercise that option and actually to increase if possible, but we cannot activate it until all investigations are over.

  5. Lawrence Blatt:

    If we can in the same time we're giving direct antivirals and blocking( virus) replication, activate the immune system and wake it up, maybe we can cause patients to clear HBV.

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