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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

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How to use activate in a sentence?

  1. Craig Robinson:

    Trump can bring new people in and activate people who might sit on the sidelines.

  2. Darren Campo:

    Large news organizations hold that editorial integrity and the public trust are key to maintaining their business over the long term, even if news organizations fail, we don’t know that circular reporting of fake news could incite, say, a nuclear war. Nuclear powers with state-controlled news such as China and North Korea have not initiated global catastrophes. This is evidence that it takes more than a news report to activate a nuclear deployment.

  3. Daniel Weimer:

    They do a bunch of things, one thing they can do is eat up foreign things, whether they be bacteria or viruses or just particles that have drifted down into the lungs. They can act as scavengers that present these particles to the immune system to activate an immune response.

  4. The Tesla:

    It is important to note that Tesla disables Autopilot by default and requires explicit acknowledgement that the system is new technology and still in a public beta phase before it can be enabled, when drivers activate Autopilot, the acknowledgment box explains, among other things, that Autopilot 'is an assist feature that requires you to keep your hands on the steering wheel at all times,' and that 'you need to maintain control and responsibility for your vehicle' while using it.

  5. 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.

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