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Synonyms for actuate
ˈæk tʃuˌeɪtac·tu·ate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. actuate

    To influence (Latin in, in or into, and fluo, flow) is to affect, modify, or act upon by physical, mental, or moral power, especially in some gentle, subtle, and gradual way; as, vegetation is influenced by light; every one is influenced to some extent by public opinion; influence is chiefly used of power acting from without, tho it may be used of motives regarded as forces acting upon the will. Actuate refers solely to mental or moral power impelling one from within. One may influence, but can not directly actuate another; but one may be actuated to cruelty by hatred which another's misrepresentation has aroused. Prompt and stir are words of mere suggestion toward some course of action; dispose, draw, incline, influence, and lead refer to the use of mild means to awaken in another a purpose or disposition to act. To excite is to arouse one from lethargy or indifference to action. Incite and instigate, to spur or goad one to action, differ in the fact that incite may be to good, while instigate is always to evil (compare ABET). To urge and impel signify to produce strong excitation toward some act. We are urged from without, impelled from within. Drive and compel imply irresistible influence accomplishing its object. One may be driven either by his own passions or by external force or urgency; one is compelled only by some external power; as, the owner was compelled by his misfortunes to sell his estate. Compare COMPEL; DRIVE.

    Synonyms:
    compel, dispose, draw, drive, excite, impel, incite, incline, induce, influence, instigate, lead, move, persuade, prompt, stir, sway, urge

    Antonyms:
    deter, discourage, dissuade, hinder, impede, inhibit, prevent, restrain, retard

    Preposition:
    Actuated to crime by revenge.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. actuate

    Synonyms:
    urge, instigate, stir, induce, influence, incline, dispose, incite, impel, prompt, drive

    Antonyms:
    deter, discourage, retard, inhibit, hinder, prevent, impede, dissuade

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch offverb

    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, activate, spark off, touch off, blow up, bring out, travel, start out, sparkle, set forth, stir up, cancel, aerate, set out

  2. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, inciteverb

    give an incentive for action

    "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

    Synonyms:
    spark off, incite, remind, act, trip, motivate, spark, run, propel, impress, strike, impel, instigate, trigger off, move, displace, make a motion, trigger, inspire, prod, proceed, affect, be active, set off, go, prompt, activate, locomote, touch off, cue, travel, egg on, stir up

Editors Contribution

  1. spur, cause to operate, motivate

    anything that pushes someone or something forward

    her mother's motivational talk spurred her daughter to endure high school.

    Submitted by rinat on June 1, 2017  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. actuateverb

    Synonyms:
    induce, impel, move, prompt, instigate, persuade, incite, act upon, prevail upon, work upon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. actuateverb

    Synonyms:
    instigate, impel, incite

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "actuate":

    activate

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How to use actuate in a sentence?

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    A weak figure or subject can neither stand independently nor execute its will precisely; thus, it fails to actuate its notion. Consequently, it is worse than a strong dictatorship that empowers and enforces its objectives significantly since not every dictator can be dishonest in every dimension. Indeed, as such insight and concept, an honest dictatorship is better as a comparison between a weak and corrupt democracy in those societies where people stay self-idiot.


Translations for actuate

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  • подбуждам към действие, задвижвам, възбуждамBulgarian
  • aktivovat, podněcovatCzech
  • ωθώGreek
  • rakendamaEstonian
  • kannustaa, motivoida, innostaa, liikuttaaFinnish
  • 作動Japanese
  • excitō, āctuō, incitō, stimulō, incendō, acuōLatin
  • aanzetten, aandrijvenDutch
  • pobudzać, uruchomićPolish
  • estimularPortuguese
  • acționaRomanian
  • [[привести́]] [[в]] [[де́йствие]], [[побужда́ть]] [[к]] [[действие, [[побуди́ть]] [[к]] [[действие, [[приводи́ть]] [[в]] [[де́йствие]]Russian
  • عمل کرناUrdu

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