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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"
make active or more active
"activate an old file"
make more adsorptive
"activate a metal"
aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter
make (substances) radioactive
To put into action, to put to work.
To turn on.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To make active. This word is perhaps used only by the author alleged.
Etymology: from active.
As snow and ice, especially being holpen, and their cold activated by nitre or salt, will turn water into ice, and that in a few hours; so it may be, it will turn wood or stiff clay into stone, in longer time. Francis Bacon, Nat. History, №. 83.
to make active
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ak′ti-vāt, v.t. (Bacon) to make active:—pr.p. ac′tivāting; pa.p. ac′tivāted.
To make active.
They did activate the new software using a password.
Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'activate' in Verbs Frequency: #902
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The numerical value of activate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of activate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of activate in a Sentence
It’s clear that the status quo isn’t working. WMD designation would allow the federal government to activate unused and under-used resources to stop illicit fentanyl before it ever reaches our border, [FAF] encourages the Biden Administration to take this decisive and necessary action, giving illicit fentanyl the WMD designation it deserves.
If you have just a few minutes, hop on that activate and punish those voters!
They do a bunch of things, one thing they can do is eat up foreign things, whether they be bacteria or viruses or just particles that have drifted down into the lungs. They can act as scavengers that present these particles to the immune system to activate an immune response.
They're different in terms of the way to activate the central nervous system, but the overall outcome is similar.
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.
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- активирам, пускамBulgarian
- activarCatalan, Valencian
- ανοίγω, ενεργοποιώGreek
- käivitama, rakendamaEstonian
- käynnistää, aktivoidaFinnish
- allumer, actionner, activerFrench
- inschakelen, activeren, aanzettenDutch
- включа́ть, активи́ровать, [[привести́]] в [[де́йствие]], активизи́ровать, включи́ть, [[приводи́ть]] в [[де́йствие]]Russian
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