verb (used with object), ac·tu·at·ed, ac·tu·at·ing.
Words nearby actuate
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
Examples from the Web for actuating
Does it not imply the soul of the universe, the intelligent and necessarily beneficent, actuating principle.The Real Shelley, Vol. I (of 2)|John Cordy Jeaffreson
A bracket j is shown fast to the elevating slide of the rest, carrying a roller meeting the actuating cam g.
Selfishness, not love, is the actuating motive of the gallant.
It is a measure of the energy absorbed in actuating the meter or in overcoming the friction.
A cam in which the actuating surface is in the form of a groove.