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ac·ti·vate

activate

 
pronunciation:
aek t veIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: activates, activating, activated
definition: to cause something to start working.
You will activate the alarm if you open the door.
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synonyms:
start
antonyms:
stop
similar words:
drive, excite, induce, inspire, motivate
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derivations: activation (n.), activator (n.)
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