verb (used with object), ac·tu·at·ed, ac·tu·at·ing.
Origin of actuate
Examples from the Web for actuated
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
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Word Origin for actuate
Word Origin and History for actuated
1590s, from Medieval Latin actuatus, past participle of actuare, from Latin actus (see act (n.)). Related: Actuated; actuating.