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.

Editors Contribution

  1. activate

    To make active.

    They did activate the new software using a password.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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. 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.

  2. Mark Mitchell:

    Upon his release, the Petitioner will be given $4,210 in cash, the same amount he had in his possession when was captured, he will also be provided a new cellular phone (in its original sealed packaging), which he can activate and use if he desires to do so. He will be provided sufficient food and water to last for several days.

  3. Nicolas Maduro:

    I'll look at it very seriously, and if I see the possibility of clearing away coup-mongering and the use of the National Assembly, I myself would activate it if the people support me.

  4. 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.

  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.

Images & Illustrations of activate

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