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Definitions and Synonyms of deactivate | Another word for deactivate | What is deactivate?

Definition 1: make inactive - [verb of change]

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

  • they deactivated the file

Synonyms for deactivate in the sense of this definition

(deactivate 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 deactivate ) make powerless and unable to function

"The bureaucracy paralyzes the entire operation"

Definition 2: remove from active military status or reassign - [verb of change]

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

  • The men were deactivated after five years of service

(deactivate is a kind of ...) release from military service

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