What does activate mean?

Definitions for activateˈæk təˌveɪt

Here are all the 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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Activate

    ak′ti-vāt, v.t. (Bacon) to make active:—pr.p. ac′tivāting; pa.p. ac′tivāted.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of activate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of activate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marlon Marshall:

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

  2. Patrick Wilson:

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

  3. Antiquities Minister Adel Shirshab:

    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.

  4. Juan Zaragoza:

    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.

  5. Facebook Inc:

    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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