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 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

How to pronounce activate?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say activate in sign language?

  1. activate

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. 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. Monica Perez:

    They're different in terms of the way to activate the central nervous system, but the overall outcome is similar.

  5. Sandeep Singh:

    We will make sure that United Sikhs keeps his legacy alive, that we activate his dream and we turn that into a reality.

Images & Illustrations of activate

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