Definitions for activateˈæk təˌveɪt

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  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

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. activate(Verb)

    To put into action, to put to work.

  2. activate(Verb)

    To turn on.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Activate(verb)

    to make active

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


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