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Definition 1: put in motion or move to act - [verb of creation]

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

  • trigger a reaction
  • actuate the circuits

Synonyms for actuate in the sense of this definition

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

"This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

(actuate causes ...) come to pass

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

Definition 2: give an incentive for action - [verb of creation]

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

  • This moved me to sacrifice my career

Synonyms for actuate in the sense of this definition

(actuate is a kind of ...) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

"cause a commotion" "make a stir" "cause an accident"

(actuate has a similar meaning as ...) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd" "he was dumb-struck by the news" "her comments struck a sour note"

(actuate has a similar meaning as ...) arouse sympathy or compassion in

"Her fate moved us all"

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