activize

[ ak-tuh-vahyz ]
/ ˈæk təˌvaɪz /

verb (used with object), ac·tiv·ized, ac·tiv·iz·ing.

to make active; activate.

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Also especially British, ac·tiv·ise .

Origin of activize

OTHER WORDS FROM activize

ac·tiv·i·za·tion, noun
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