Complete Definition of "actuate"

English

Etymology
From medieval Latin actuatus, past participle of actuare, from actus âactâ.

Verb
en-verb|actuat|ing

  1. transitive To activate, or to put into motion; to animate.
  2. transitive To incite to action; to motivate.

#* 1748. HUME, David Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. 2. ed. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 11.
#*: A man in a fit of anger, is actuated in a very different manner from one who only thinks of that emotion.

Translations
trans-top|to incite
Portuguese: t+|pt|estimular
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Derived terms
actuator

Related terms
actuation

See also
actualise, actualize

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