What does actuate mean?

Definitions for actuate
ˈæk tʃuˌeɪtac·tu·ate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word actuate.

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. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, inciteverb

    give an incentive for action

    "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

Wiktionary

  1. actuateverb

    To activate, or to put into motion; to animate.

    Etymology: From actuatus, perfect passive participle of actuo, from actus, perfect passive participle of ago.

  2. actuateverb

    To incite to action; to motivate.

    Etymology: From actuatus, perfect passive participle of actuo, from actus, perfect passive participle of ago.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Actuateverb

    to put into action or motion; to move or incite to action; to influence actively; to move as motives do; -- more commonly used of persons

    Etymology: [LL. actuatus, p. p. of actuare.]

  2. Actuateverb

    to carry out in practice; to perform

    Etymology: [LL. actuatus, p. p. of actuare.]

  3. Actuateadjective

    put in action; actuated

    Etymology: [LL. actuatus, p. p. of actuare.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Actuate

    akt′ū-āt, v.t. to put into or incite to action: to influence.—n. Actuā′tion. [L. actus, action. See Act.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. actuate

    To operate a mine-firing mechanism by an influence or a series of influences in such a way that all the requirements of the mechanism for firing, or for registering a target count, are met.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of actuate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of actuate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of actuate in a Sentence

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    A weak figure or subject can neither stand independently nor execute its will precisely; thus, it fails to actuate its notion. Consequently, it is worse than a strong dictatorship that empowers and enforces its objectives significantly since not every dictator can be dishonest in every dimension. Indeed, as such insight and concept, an honest dictatorship is better as a comparison between a weak and corrupt democracy in those societies where people stay self-idiot.

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  • задвижвам, възбуждам, подбуждам към действиеBulgarian
  • aktivovat, podněcovatCzech
  • ωθώGreek
  • rakendamaEstonian
  • kannustaa, motivoida, liikuttaa, innostaaFinnish
  • 作動Japanese
  • acuō, incendō, stimulō, āctuō, excitō, incitōLatin
  • aanzetten, aandrijvenDutch
  • pobudzać, uruchomićPolish
  • estimularPortuguese
  • acționaRomanian
  • [[приводи́ть]] [[в]] [[де́йствие]], [[побуди́ть]] [[к]] [[действие, [[привести́]] [[в]] [[де́йствие]], [[побужда́ть]] [[к]] [[действиеRussian
  • عمل کرناUrdu

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