verb (used with object), ac·ti·vat·ed, ac·ti·vat·ing.
- to render more reactive; excite: to activate a molecule.
- to induce radioactivity.
- to make (carbon, a catalyst, molecules, etc.) more active.
- to hasten (reactions) by various means, as heating.
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Another appeal asks donors to give to an “EMERGENCY Wisconsin Recount Fund,” which it claims was “just activated” to request a recount in the state.
Here, we’re trying to build a network of peer coaches who can continue to provide resources and support that can be activated when something else happens but also has continuing resources.Peer coaches work to address covid-19, other health disparities in Baltimore|Meredith Cohn|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
There are clear insights within Marketing with Purpose to help activate this core building block to trust.
Powered by the Apple H1 chip, you can take calls, skip songs, and control volume with one button on the ear cup, and then activate the headset for Bluetooth connectivity by folding and unfolding the ear cups.
Many states say they have no plans to activate their Guard for election duties, while a few have already done so.How the National Guard could play a role in the election|Rachel Schallom|October 30, 2020|Fortune
Solitude activates the imagination, and invites introspection.
It activates your parasympathetic nervous system and tells your body to relax and recuperate.
It also has found a formula that activates and energizes hundreds of millions of people to believe in a better future.China’s Not the Big Trade Cheat Harming America’s Domestic Economy|Zachary Karabell|March 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
LIBRA A lineup of planets in your opposite sign activates your astral zone of “others.”
For enthusiasts of this type of cheese, its bodily odor activates our “cheese pheromones.”
The suggestion reaches your subconscious and activates you consciously to waken.A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis|Melvin Powers
British Dictionary definitions for activate
- to increase the rate of (a reaction)
- to treat (a substance, such as carbon or alumina) so as to increase powers of adsorption