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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Make energetic; Aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter; Make more adsorptive; Put in motion.

Usage examples (37)
  • You need to call the number to activate your credit card.
  • activate an old file
  • activate a metal
  • We have all seen Teppo activate from the blue line and drop in. for more
Tutoring comment
  • When it comes to a lazy person, it's possible to "activate" (rouse to action) his or her energy more easily than it is to "actuate" (put into true motion) his or her movements.
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