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1. activate

verb. ['ˈæktəˌveɪt'] put in motion or move to act.

Synonyms

  • hap
  • occur
  • come about
  • trip
  • initiate
  • pass
  • pioneer
  • set off
  • go on
  • spark
  • trigger
  • spark off
  • pass off
  • take place
  • fall out
  • touch off
  • actuate
  • trigger off

Antonyms

  • appear
  • prevent
  • failing
  • stay

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Words that Rhyme with Activate

  • aggravate
  • captivate
  • cultivate
  • deactivate
  • elevate
  • excavate
  • inactivate
  • innovate
  • innovate
  • motivate
  • reactivate
  • renovate
  • salivate

Example sentences of the word activate


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Turn the unit off if it fails to come on when you activate the switch.

2. Verb, base form
Depress the phone button on your car radio console to activate the phone feature.

Quotes containing the word activate


1. Strong emotions such as passion and bliss are indications that you're connected to Spirit, or 'inspired,' if you will. When you're inspired, you activate dormant forces, and the abundance you seek in any form comes streaming into your life.
- Wayne Dyer

2. activate

verb. ['ˈæktəˌveɪt'] make active or more active.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • modify
  • change

Antonyms

  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise
  • disappear
  • stand still

3. activate

verb. ['ˈæktəˌveɪt'] make more adsorptive.

Synonyms

  • change
  • alter

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • decertify
  • recede

4. activate

verb. ['ˈæktəˌveɪt'] make (substances) radioactive.

Synonyms

  • change
  • alter

Antonyms

  • exclude
  • uninitiate
  • keep down

5. activate

verb. ['ˈæktəˌveɪt'] aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter.

Synonyms

  • modify
  • aerate
  • change

Antonyms

  • be born
  • survive
  • forbid
  • invalidate
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