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 [ak-choo-ey-shuhn], /ˌæk tʃuˈeɪ ʃən/, 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
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH actuateactivate, actuate
How to use actuate in a sentence
She had never loved her husband, and had not been, therefore, actuated by her father's influence into leaving him.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Meantime Bahia, actuated by the same spirit as Rio, had anticipated the revolution at that place.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
The mother, astonished at the suddenness of her choice, inquired what had actuated it. 'The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
I can well understand the state of mind that actuated you, a young enthusiast, in these exciting times.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
A man must be completely wanting in intelligence if he does not show it when actuated by love, malice, or necessity.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre|Jean de La Bruyre