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"
make active or more active
"activate an old file"
make more adsorptive
"activate a metal"
aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter
make (substances) radioactive
To put into action, to put to work.
To turn on.
to make active
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ak′ti-vāt, v.t. (Bacon) to make active:—pr.p. ac′tivāting; pa.p. ac′tivāted.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'activate' in Verbs Frequency: #902
The numerical value of activate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of activate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If you have just a few minutes, hop on that activate and punish those voters!
If we could preferentially activate these antibodies, we could have a better influenza vaccine.
Our airspace is not in our hands. It's in their hands, i am calling on the international community and coalition to activate its air strikes and target terrorism wherever it exists.
I can activate the National Guard and go after all these people, but the question is whether that's the most efficient and effective way of doing it, at the end of the day, all these people, what do they do with their money? They spend it.
Many people have rightfully asked why we turned on Safety Check for Paris but not for bombings in Beirut and other places, until yesterday, our policy was only to activate Safety Check for natural disasters. We just changed this and now plan to activate Safety Check for more human disasters going forward as well.
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Translations for activate
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- активирам, пускамBulgarian
- activarCatalan, Valencian
- ενεργοποιώ, ανοίγωGreek
- rakendama, käivitamaEstonian
- aktivoida, käynnistääFinnish
- allumer, activer, actionnerFrench
- activeren, inschakelen, aanzettenDutch
- [[приводи́ть]] в [[де́йствие]], включи́ть, активи́ровать, активизи́ровать, [[привести́]] в [[де́йствие]], включа́тьRussian
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