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1. deactivate

verb. ['ˌdiːˈæktɪˌveɪt'] make inactive.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • modify
  • change
  • paralyse
  • paralyze

Antonyms

  • mobilize
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable

Etymology

  • activate (English)
  • de- (English)
  • de (Latin)

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Rhymes with Deactivate

  • inactivate

How do you pronounce deactivate?

Pronounce deactivate as ˌdiˈæktɪˌveɪt.

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Sentences with deactivate


1. Verb, base form
Wait at least one minute before proceeding to allow the airbag system to deactivate.

Quotes about deactivate


1. He started to touch the mechanism under the keyboard, then pulled his hand back with a snap."Ah,"he said. "Must deactivate the security....Turn around, please.""What?""Turn around, Claire. It's a secure password!""You have GOT to be kidding.""Why ever would I joke about that? Please turn.
- Rachel Caine, Ghost Town

2. deactivate

verb. ['ˌdiːˈæktɪˌveɪt'] remove from active military status or reassign.

Synonyms

  • discharge

Antonyms

  • loosen
  • depersonalize

Etymology

  • activate (English)
  • de- (English)
  • de (Latin)
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