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ac·ti·vate

activate

 
pronunciation:
aek t veIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: activates, activating, activated
definition: to cause action in or make active; start.
You will activate the alarm if you open the door.
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synonyms:
start, stimulate
antonyms:
arrest, halt, stop
similar words:
arouse, commence, compel, drive, excite, ignite, initiate, inspire, kindle, prod, propel, trigger
derivations: activation (n.), activator (n.)
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