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English verb: actuate

1. actuate (creation) put in motion or move to act


SamplesTrigger a reaction.
Actuate the circuits.


Synonymsactivate, set off, spark, spark off, touch off, trigger, trigger off, trip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)initiate, pioneer


Causecome about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place

2. actuate (creation) give an incentive for action


SamplesThis moved me to sacrifice my career.


Synonymsincite, motivate, move, prompt, propel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)cause, do, make


Verb groupaffect, impress, move, move, strike









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