verb (used with object), ac·tu·at·ed, ac·tu·at·ing.
Origin of actuate
Examples from the Web for actuation
He was wholly undramatic in the actuation of the characters which he imagined so dramatically.Literary Friends And Acquaintances|William Dean Howells
For actuation, watches were provided with mainsprings which have steadily undergone improvement in quality and in placing.Inventors at Work|George Iles
Word Origin for actuate
1590s, from Medieval Latin actuatus, past participle of actuare, from Latin actus (see act (n.)). Related: Actuated; actuating.