actuate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"actuate" in British English

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actuateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈæk.tʃu.eɪt/ /-tju-/ specialized or formal
to make a ​machinework or be the ​reason a ​personacts in a ​certain way: A ​detonator is actuated by ​heat, ​percussion, ​friction, or ​electricity. He was actuated ​almostentirely by ​altruism.
(Definition of actuate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “actuate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 开动,启动, 激励,驱使…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開動,啟動, 激勵,驅使…
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