Definition of actuate:
set forth, influence, excite, start out, dispose, displace, employ, start, flash, coax, impress, induce, impel, egg on, trip up, prompt, incite, affect, cancel, use, set out, aerate, urge, bring out, trip out, engage, work, make a motion, drive, draw, apply, compel, flick, eject, turn on, take off, remind, persuade, jaunt, practice, get off, incline, mobilize, strike, spark off, spark, propel, activate, locomote, used, offset, trigger off, trip, control, part, move, detonate, exploit, be active, stumble, animate, crank, explode, lead, depart, implement, trigger, instigate, touch off, sparkle, blow up, stir up, exercise, utilize, inspire, action, energize, sway, set-off, act, travel, prod, cue, motivate.
We feel, according to the ardent expression of the poet, that we shall not wholly die; but from hence we vainly and weakly argue, that the same scenes, the same passions, shall delight and actuate the disembodied spirit, which affected it while in its tenement of clay.- "Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)", Walter Scott.
- "Women of Early Christianity Woman: In all ages and in all countries, Vol. 3 (of 10)", Alfred Brittain Mitchell Carroll.
Stirring with that swift impulse which always seemed to actuate him, he rose from his seat on the log and stumbled across the clearing, floundering among the fallen logs with a desperate energy that cost him many more bruises than were necessary, even in the profound darkness of the, as yet, moonless night.- "The Law-Breakers", Ridgwell Cullum.