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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Actuate  \Ac"tu*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Actuated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Actuating}.]  [LL.  actuatus  p.  p.  of  actuare,  fr  L. 
  actus  act.] 
  1.  To  put  into  action  or  motion;  to  move  or  incite  to  action 
  to  influence  actively;  to  move  as  motives  do  --  more 
  commonly  used  of  persons. 
 
  Wings,  which  others  were  contriving  to  actuate  by 
  the  perpetual  motion.  --Johnson. 
 
  Men  of  the  greatest  abilities  are  most  fired  with 
  ambition;  and  on  the  contrary,  mean  and  narrow 
  minds  are  the  least  actuated  by  it  --Addison. 
 
  2.  To  carry  out  in  practice;  to  perform.  [Obs.]  ``To  actuate 
  what  you  command.''  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  Syn:  To  move  impel;  incite;  rouse;  instigate;  animate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  actuated 
  adj  :  moved  to  action  "a  man  actuated  by  unworthy  desired" 




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