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Actuate


ACT'UATE, adjective Put in action. [Little used.]

ACT'UATE, verb transitive [from act.]

To put into action; to move or incite to action; as, men are actuated by motives, or passions. It seems to have been used formerly in the sense of invigorate, noting increase of action; but the use is not legitimate.