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verb [T] uk   /ˈæk.tʃu.eɪt/ /-tju-/ specialized or formal us  
to make a machine work or be the reason a person acts in a certain way: A detonator is actuated by heat, percussion, friction, or electricity. He was actuated almost entirely by altruism.
Translations of “actuate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 開動,啟動, 激勵,驅使…
in Chinese (Simplified) 开动,启动, 激励,驱使…
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