What does actuate mean?

Definitions for actuate
ˈæk tʃuˌeɪtac·tu·ate

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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. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite(verb)

    give an incentive for action

    "This moved me to sacrifice my career"


  1. actuate(Verb)

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

  2. actuate(Verb)

    To incite to action; to motivate.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Actuate(verb)

    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

  2. Actuate(verb)

    to carry out in practice; to perform

  3. Actuate(adj)

    put in action; actuated

  4. Origin: [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.


  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

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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
  • [[приводи́ть]] [[в]] [[де́йствие]], [[побуди́ть]] [[к]] [[действие, [[привести́]] [[в]] [[де́йствие]], [[побужда́ть]] [[к]] [[действиеRussian

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