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ac·tu·ate / ˈakchoōˌāt/ • v. 1. [tr.] cause (a machine or device) to operate: the pendulum actuates an electrical switch. 2. (usu. be actuated) cause (someone) to act in a particular way; motivate: the defendants were actuated by malice. DERIVATIVES: ac·tu·a·tion / ˌakchoōˈāshən/ n. ac·tu·a·tor / -ˈātər/ n.

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actuate

actuate XVI. f. pp. stem of medL. āctuāre, f. āctus ACT; see ATE3.

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actuate

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