What does activate mean?

Definitions for activate
ˈæk təˌveɪtac·ti·vate

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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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Sven Jordt:

    Our nose, mouth and throat contain nerve endings that sense painful and irritating chemicals in the inhaled air. For example, the burning, stinging feeling elicited by smoke inhalation is mediated by these nerve endings. They also trigger sneezing and cough, basically to defend the lungs from inhaling toxic chemicals, the new chemicals we identified in e-cigarettes activate these nerve endings more strongly. Especially when activated over a longer period, as in smokers, and potentially in e-cigarette users, these mechanisms have been shown to cause inflammation and asthma and contribute to emphysema.

  2. Valter Longo:

    You won't activate the correct pathways, when you make IGF less active, it reduces risk factors linked to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

  3. Charles Krauthammer:

    [and] was acting pre-ISIS, 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.

  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. 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?

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