verb (used with object), ac·tu·at·ed, ac·tu·at·ing.
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Origin of actuate
OTHER WORDS FROM actuateac·tu·a·tion, nounde·ac·tu·ate, verb (used with object), de·ac·tu·at·ed, de·ac·tu·at·ing.self-ac·tu·at·ing, adjectiveun·ac·tu·at·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for actuate
In this they are actuated by a common belief that the deceased will need their assistance in the land of spirits.Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 (of 3)|James Athearn Jones
Leopold, however, seems to have been actuated by very different motives from those to which Guerrazzi appealed.The Revolutionary Movement of 1848-9 in Italy, Austria-Hungary, and Germany|C. Edmund (Charles Edmund) Maurice
However, it was not merely his personal attack on me that made me imagine that he was actuated by malice.Miscellanies|Oscar Wilde
Actuated by the same impulse, when the sun rose, they battered down the door and with swords unsheathed, threw themselves on Ali.The Life of Mohammad|Etienne Dinet
All valves in cylinder heads, actuated by rocking levers from single cam shaft.Jane's All the World's Aircraft|Various