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Definition 1: make active or more active - [verb of change]

Samples where activate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • activate an old file

(activate is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of activate ) activate (an old file) anew

Definition 2: make (substances) radioactive - [verb of change]

(activate is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 3: aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter - [verb of change]

Synonyms for activate in the sense of this definition

(activate is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 4: make more adsorptive - [verb of change]

Samples where activate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • activate a metal

(activate is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 5: put in motion or move to act - [verb of creation]

Samples where activate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • trigger a reaction
  • actuate the circuits

Synonyms for activate in the sense of this definition

(activate is a kind of ...) take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

"This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

(activate causes ...) come to pass

"What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

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