What are some alternative words for activate?

Synonyms for activate
ˈæk təˌveɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off(verb)

    put in motion or move to act

    "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"

    Synonyms:
    jaunt, trip out, start, incite, detonate, offset, get off, motivate, spark, trip up, propel, take off, explode, instigate, trigger off, move, part, trigger, trip, depart, set off, stumble, prompt, turn on, spark off, touch off, blow up, bring out, travel, start out, sparkle, set forth, actuate, stir up, cancel, aerate, set out

    Antonyms:
    deactivate, inactivate

  2. activate(verb)

    make active or more active

    "activate an old file"

    Synonyms:
    set off, trigger, actuate, trigger off, spark, trip, spark off, aerate, touch off

    Antonyms:
    deactivate, inactivate

  3. activate(verb)

    make more adsorptive

    "activate a metal"

    Synonyms:
    set off, trigger, actuate, trigger off, spark, trip, spark off, aerate, touch off

    Antonyms:
    deactivate, inactivate

  4. activate, aerate(verb)

    aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter

    Synonyms:
    set off, trigger, actuate, oxygenize, trigger off, air out, spark, oxygenise, oxygenate, trip, spark off, air, aerate, touch off

    Antonyms:
    inactivate, deactivate

  5. activate(verb)

    make (substances) radioactive

    Synonyms:
    set off, trigger, actuate, trigger off, spark, trip, spark off, aerate, touch off

    Antonyms:
    deactivate, inactivate

Wiktionary

  1. activate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    actuate

    Antonyms:
    deactivate

  2. activate(verb)

    To put into action, to put to work.

    Synonyms:
    actuate

    Antonyms:
    deactivate

  3. activate(verb)

    To turn on.

    Synonyms:
    actuate

    Antonyms:
    deactivate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    enable, activating, active, trigger, activation, actuate, effectuating, enabled, turn

How to pronounce activate?

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How to say activate in sign language?

  1. activate

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How to use activate in a sentence?

  1. Charles Krauthammer:

    [and] was acting pre-ISIS, what ISIS does is I think it gives direction, organization, and because of its command of the social media can actually activate people in a way that was more random before.

  2. Mark Mitchell:

    Upon his release, the Petitioner will be given $4,210 in cash, the same amount he had in his possession when was captured, he will also be provided a new cellular phone (in its original sealed packaging), which he can activate and use if he desires to do so. He will be provided sufficient food and water to last for several days.

  3. Luis Encinas:

    They don't wait now for the first Western person to get ill and say' oh, my God, we need to activate the emergency.' This is a big change.

  4. Mike McCaul:

    I am extremely concerned about Syrian and ISIS recruiters can use the Internet at lightning speeds to recruit followers in the United States with thousands of followers in the United States and then activate them to do whatever they want to do, whether it’s military installations, law enforcement or possibly a Fourth of July event parade.

  5. Karl Kraus:

    Progress celebrates victories over nature. Progress makes purses out of human skin. When people were traveling in mail coaches, the world got ahead better than it does now that salesmen fly through the air. What good is speed if the brain has oozed out on the way? How will the heirs of this age be taught the most basic motions that are necessary to activate the most complicated machines? Nature can rely on progress; it will avenge it for the outrage it has perpetrated on it.


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