active agent, active(noun)
chemical agent capable of activity
passive, quiescent, inactive, slow, sluggish, unresisting, torpid, dead-end, dull, dormant, flat, desk-bound, dead, hypoactive, supine, extinct, nonoperational, retired, sedentary, underactive, soggy, indolent, latent, unused, deskbound, nonexistent, inert, quiet, strikebound, dark, stative, off, abeyant, uninvolved, idle, hands-off, resistless
active voice, active(noun)
the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
"`The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice"
sluggish, flat, dead-end, extinct, quiescent, slow, indolent, inert, inactive, underactive, nonoperational, unused, hypoactive, passive, soggy, quiet, abeyant, nonexistent, dull, torpid, retired, uninvolved, dormant, supine, strikebound, resistless, dead, deskbound, dark, sedentary, stative, latent, hands-off, off, unresisting, idle, desk-bound
a person who is a participating member of an organization
"the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees"
inert, hands-off, supine, quiescent, torpid, deskbound, inactive, dormant, passive, soggy, desk-bound, dark, resistless, underactive, hypoactive, unused, nonoperational, stative, extinct, indolent, strikebound, sedentary, off, slow, sluggish, uninvolved, latent, dead-end, retired, dead, quiet, unresisting, abeyant, idle, nonexistent, flat, dull
tending to become more severe or wider in scope
unused, sedentary, inactive, nonoperational, sluggish, nonexistent, passive, hypoactive, slow, dead, dark, desk-bound, stative, deskbound, dead-end, dormant, idle, inert, resistless, strikebound, latent, torpid, off, hands-off, soggy, quiescent, dull, uninvolved, indolent, quiet, unresisting, retired, flat, extinct, underactive, abeyant, supine
active, combat-ready, fighting(a)(adj)
engaged in or ready for military or naval operations
"on active duty"; "the platoon is combat-ready"; "review the fighting forces"
strikebound, hypoactive, desk-bound, quiescent, underactive, inactive, indolent, passive, sluggish, flat, idle, quiet, soggy, extinct, dull, dormant, dead, hands-off, unused, nonoperational, resistless, slow, stative, sedentary, deskbound, supine, off, dark, torpid, unresisting, uninvolved, dead-end, latent, abeyant, retired, nonexistent, inert
disposed to take action or effectuate change
"a director who takes an active interest in corporate operations"; "an active antagonism"; "he was active in drawing attention to their grievances"
quiet, resistless, dull, nonexistent, nonoperational, hands-off, strikebound, hypoactive, inactive, dark, desk-bound, slow, soggy, off, sluggish, inert, dead, unresisting, idle, retired, passive, dead-end, quiescent, unused, extinct, latent, abeyant, stative, supine, flat, dormant, indolent, uninvolved, torpid, sedentary, deskbound, underactive
taking part in an activity
"an active member of the club"; "he was politically active"; "the participating organizations"
passive, indolent, idle, unresisting, hands-off, dead-end, latent, inactive, hypoactive, resistless, underactive, sluggish, retired, off, extinct, sedentary, flat, quiet, stative, soggy, dormant, desk-bound, quiescent, abeyant, unused, deskbound, uninvolved, nonexistent, supine, dead, dull, torpid, inert, nonoperational, dark, strikebound, slow
characterized by energetic activity
"an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action"
inactive, nonexistent, dormant, quiescent, sluggish, strikebound, dark, deskbound, passive, abeyant, hands-off, unresisting, desk-bound, off, unused, stative, retired, sedentary, nonoperational, hypoactive, dead-end, supine, flat, resistless, inert, dull, latent, underactive, idle, extinct, slow, indolent, dead, soggy, torpid, uninvolved, quiet
exerting influence or producing a change or effect
"an active ingredient"
desk-bound, inactive, sluggish, abeyant, dead, dormant, dull, extinct, nonexistent, slow, hands-off, quiescent, quiet, supine, dead-end, resistless, dark, strikebound, hypoactive, unused, torpid, latent, flat, unresisting, nonoperational, passive, sedentary, soggy, uninvolved, underactive, indolent, idle, deskbound, stative, inert, off, retired
full of activity or engaged in continuous activity
"an active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account"
flat, unused, inactive, hypoactive, sluggish, slow, deskbound, dark, uninvolved, quiescent, desk-bound, off, unresisting, strikebound, extinct, passive, dormant, torpid, resistless, soggy, sedentary, dull, dead-end, supine, abeyant, nonoperational, underactive, nonexistent, indolent, latent, inert, idle, quiet, hands-off, stative, retired, dead
"keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive"; "an active tradition"
dormant, stative, extinct, passive, resistless, dead, strikebound, desk-bound, sluggish, dull, nonexistent, off, unused, quiescent, deskbound, indolent, torpid, soggy, flat, inactive, hands-off, slow, latent, sedentary, hypoactive, dead-end, uninvolved, idle, inert, retired, quiet, unresisting, abeyant, underactive, nonoperational, supine, dark
(of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions
quiescent, inactive, soggy, abeyant, supine, slow, dead-end, dormant, dull, nonoperational, idle, sluggish, dark, dead, unused, desk-bound, deskbound, extinct, nonexistent, unresisting, resistless, inert, off, sedentary, underactive, indolent, hands-off, torpid, hypoactive, uninvolved, latent, strikebound, passive, retired, stative, quiet, flat
expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions"
extinct, quiescent, uninvolved, dead, desk-bound, underactive, hypoactive, quiet, inactive, dormant, inert, flat, dull, passive, sedentary, deskbound, hands-off, abeyant, torpid, unresisting, slow, strikebound, nonoperational, nonexistent, indolent, resistless, soggy, unused, stative, idle, off, dead-end, sluggish, retired, dark, supine, latent
(used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being
inactive, deskbound, dead-end, unused, quiescent, torpid, latent, dead, strikebound, hands-off, supine, nonoperational, passive, quiet, resistless, hypoactive, stative, unresisting, inert, idle, sluggish, dormant, retired, off, desk-bound, dark, sedentary, dull, nonexistent, extinct, flat, soggy, underactive, indolent, slow, abeyant, uninvolved
(of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting
passive, underactive, uninvolved, extinct, inactive, slow, latent, quiescent, resistless, dead-end, dark, nonoperational, abeyant, strikebound, dead, deskbound, desk-bound, unresisting, dormant, flat, dull, quiet, unused, hands-off, soggy, sedentary, stative, idle, nonexistent, sluggish, retired, hypoactive, torpid, supine, inert, off, indolent
(of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt
uninvolved, latent, unused, soggy, dead, inactive, dark, passive, extinct, deskbound, flat, inert, dead-end, slow, retired, abeyant, off, sedentary, desk-bound, quiescent, quiet, unresisting, torpid, nonexistent, resistless, idle, indolent, dormant, strikebound, hands-off, hypoactive, underactive, supine, nonoperational, sluggish, stative, dull
engaged in full-time work
"active duty"; "though past retirement age he is still active in his profession"
slow, unresisting, dormant, quiescent, off, inactive, sedentary, desk-bound, inert, stative, passive, nonoperational, dead, hypoactive, flat, strikebound, deskbound, sluggish, underactive, dead-end, dark, indolent, dull, uninvolved, supine, latent, soggy, quiet, nonexistent, resistless, hands-off, extinct, retired, abeyant, idle, torpid, unused
Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting; \uE000105667 opposed to passive, that receives; as, certain active principles; the powers of the mind.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Active refers to both quickness and constancy of action; in the former sense it is allied with agile, alert, brisk, etc.; in the latter, with busy, diligent, industrious. The active love employment, the busy are actually employed, the diligent and the industrious are habitually busy. The restless are active from inability to keep quiet; their activity may be without purpose, or out of all proportion to the purpose contemplated. The officious are undesirably active in the affairs of others. Compare ALERT; ALIVE; MEDDLESOME.
agile, alert, brisk, bustling, busy, diligent, energetic, expeditious, industrious, lively, mobile, nimble, officious, prompt, quick, ready, restless, sprightly, spry, supple, vigorous, wide awake
Active in work, in a cause; for an object, as for justice; with persons or instrumentalities; about something, as about other people's business.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
they have a lot of things to doSubmitted by rinat on August 20, 2019
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
Words popularity by usage frequency
How to use active in a sentence?
True leadership is all about being verbally and attitudinally positive or active, humble, compassionate, passionate, foresighted, pragmatic and proactive simultaneously. Yes! that is it and that is that. ~Emeasoba George
We were able to show that with this very infrequent administration, patients were able to achieve a level of remission that we didn't see with the other active comparator in this study.
It seems like everybody now wants to get into wireless which puts Sprint in a very good position. So I think the next few months or years are going to be very active in this industry. i think it’s going to be exciting times ahead in terms of consolidation but we don’t have any conversations with anybody.
By providing a way to produce more bone cells, MSCs create the potential to keep people active for much longer than previously possible and thus improve overall quality of life for seniors.
The radical far-right feels more legitimized and stronger, thus they're more active, twenty years ago you couldn't hang around shouting' Viva il Duce,' there was greater resistance towards extremist themes. The dam barriers have been lowered, so people feel they can freely pour hatred towards Liliana Segre online.
Translations for active
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- حرك, فاره, شغال, نشيط, عامل, فاعلArabic
- активен, действащ, деен, енергичен, действителенBulgarian
- rührig, aktiv, tätig, gewandt, flinkGerman
- tegev-, kehtiv, asjalik, tarmukas, usin, aktiiv, väle, elav, tegutsev, tegev, isikulineEstonian
- آکتیو, معلومPersian
- spreigeach, giobachScottish Gaelic
- ぴちぴち, 能動的, 活発, 積極的, 活動的, 活躍, ぴんぴん, すばしっこいJapanese
- darbīgs, žirgts, aktīvs, spirgts, kustīgs, izdarīgs, darāms, mundrs, ņiprs, možsLatvian
- giat, aktifMalay
- czynny, aktywnyPolish
- ativo, ativadoPortuguese
- деятельный, активный, живой, действующий, действительный, проворный, энергичныйRussian
- aktíven, dejávenSlovene
Get even more translations for active »
Find a translation for the active synonym in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Український (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)