What does activate mean?

Definitions for activate
ˈæk təˌveɪtac·ti·vate

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 offverb

    put in motion or move to act

    "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"

  2. activateverb

    make active or more active

    "activate an old file"

  3. activateverb

    make more adsorptive

    "activate a metal"

  4. activate, aerateverb

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

  5. activateverb

    make (substances) radioactive

Wiktionary

  1. activateverb

    To put into action, to put to work.

  2. activateverb

    To turn on.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Activateverb

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. activate

    To make active.

    They did activate the new software using a password.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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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

Examples of activate in a Sentence

  1. Tiger Woods:

    I think right now the most important thing is fitness, for sure, keep going the way Im going right now because I need to get a little bit stronger in certain body parts, activate different areas. I need to get those parts stronger and then starting building up my game for Japan.

  2. Allah Akbar:

    What ISIS does is I think it gives direction, organization, and because of its command of the social media can actually activate people in a way that was more random before, but, the general issue is radical Islam. And unless we have a president who immediately says this is a lone gunman, how does he know?

  3. Nancy Davis:

    I think this drug is going to completely change the landscape of MS, it’s the first drug that suppresses your B cells, and they feel the B cells activate the T cells.

  4. Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris:

    American cities really want to activate the public spaces and streets that for way too long have been given over to the automobile, the streateries and parklets are part of this mentality of 'reclaiming our streets for people,'.

  5. 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.

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