Synonyms and related words:
animate, arouse, circulate, compel, drive, drive on, energize, excite, force, forward, foster, galvanize, give an impetus, give momentum, goad, impel, incite, mobilize, motivate, move, move to action, nudge, power, promote, propel, provoke, push, put in motion, rouse, set agoing, set going, set in motion, set off, shove, spark, stimulate, stir, thrust, vitalize, whip on

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Actuate — Ac tu*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Actuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Actuating}.] [LL. actuatus, p. p. of actuare, fr. L. actus act.] 1. To put into action or motion; to move or incite to action; to influence actively; to move as motives do; more commonly …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Actuate — Ac tu*ate, a. [LL. actuatus, p. p. of actuare.] Put in action; actuated. [Obs.] South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • actuate — index agitate (activate), bait (lure), constrain (compel), impel, induce, influence …   Law dictionary

  • actuate — (v.) 1590s, from M.L. actuatus, pp. of actuare, from L. actus (see ACT (Cf. act) (n.)). Related: Actuated; actuating …   Etymology dictionary

  • actuate — 1 *move, drive, impel Analogous words: stimulate, *provoke, excite, galvanize, quicken: *stir, rouse, arouse: energize, activate, *vitalize 2 *activate, motivate Analogous words: influence, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • actuate — [v] start a function or action, motivate activate, animate, arouse, cause, drive, egg on*, energize, excite, fire up*, impel, incite, induce, influence, inspire, instigate, key up*, mobilize, motivate, move, prompt, propel, put up to*, quicken,… …   New thesaurus

  • actuate — ► VERB 1) cause to operate. 2) motivate to act in a particular way. DERIVATIVES actuation noun actuator noun …   English terms dictionary

  • actuate — [ak′cho͞o āt΄] vt. actuated, actuating [< ML actuatus, pp. of actuare < L actus: see ACT1] 1. to put into action or motion 2. to cause to take action [what motives actuated him?] actuation n. actuator n …   English World dictionary

  • Actuate — Infobox Company company name = Actuate Corporation company company type = Public(nasdaq|ACTU) company slogan = Powering the Open Enterprise foundation = 1993 location = flagicon|California San Mateo, California key people = Nicolas C. Nierenberg …   Wikipedia

  • actuate — activate, actuate Activate (17c) originally meant ‘to make active’ (as in activate the lungs). It fell out of use for a time at the end of the 19c, and was marked as obsolete in the first OED. New uses in physics, chemistry, and other branches of …   Modern English usage

  • actuate — UK [ˈæktʃuˌeɪt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms actuate : present tense I/you/we/they actuate he/she/it actuates present participle actuating past tense actuated past participle actuated formal to make a machine or piece of equipment start… …   English dictionary

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