Actuate

Definition of Actuate

Ac´tu`ate
v. t.1.To put into action or motion; to move or incite to action; to influence actively; to move as motives do; - more commonly used of persons.
[imp. & p. p. Actuated ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Actuating ( ).]
Wings, which others were contriving to actuate by the perpetual motion.
- Johnson.
Men of the greatest abilities are most fired with ambition; and, on the contrary, mean and narrow minds are the least actuated by it.
- Addison.
2.To carry out in practice; to perform.
a.1.Put in action; actuated.

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