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
Several of these machines were erected for actuating the machinery of mills and factories in the district.Invention|Bradley A. Fiske
Animus, an′im-us, n. intention: actuating spirit: prejudice against.
The whistles high frequency waves also awakened Cerberus, the three-headed watch dog, besides actuating The Dingus.Satan and the Comrades|Ralph Bennitt
In every case, a result or "end" is treated as an actuating cause.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
Then they baited their hooks, and cast out, with the fisherman's habitual hope actuating their actions.Chums of the Camp Fire|Lawrence J. Leslie