HyperDic: activate

English > 5 senses of the word activate:
VERBcreationactivate, trip, actuate, trigger, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch offput in motion or move to act
changeactivatemake active or more active
changeactivatemake more adsorptive
changeactivate, aerateaerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter
changeactivatemake (substances) radioactive
activate > pronunciation
Soundsae'ktahvey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > activate: 5 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningput in motion or move to act.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymstrip, actuate, trigger, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off
Cause tohappen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take placeCome to pass
Broaderinitiate, pioneerTake the lead or initiative in
Spanishaccionar, activar, desencadenar, provocar
Catalanaccionar, activar
Nounsactivationstimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
English > activate: 5 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake active or more active.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"activate an old file"
Narrowerreactivateactivate (an old file) anew
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositeinactivate, deactivatemake inactive
Spanishaccionar, activar
Catalanaccionar, activar
Nounsactivationmaking active and effective (as a bomb)
activator(biology) any agency bringing about activation
English > activate: 5 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake more adsorptive.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"activate a metal"
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishactivar
Catalanactivar
Nounsactivationstimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
English > activate: 5 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningaerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymaerate
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Catalanairejar, ventilar
Nounsactivationstimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
English > activate: 5 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningmake (substances) radioactive.
PatternSomething ----s something
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishactivar
Catalanactivar
Nounsactivationstimulation of activity in an organism or chemical

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