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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ac·ti·vate /ˈæktəˌvet/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ac·ti·vate v. t. To make active. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate
           the circuits" [syn: trip, actuate, trigger, set
           off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off]
      2: make active or more active; "activate an old file" [ant: inactivate]
      3: make more adsorptive; "activate a metal"
      4: aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that
         decompose organic matter [syn: aerate]
      5: make (substances) radioactive