ag-, agen-, act-, agi-, agit-
(Latin: to set in motion, to shake; to drive; to do, to act; to lead, to conduct, to guide)
"The social worker was urged to consider ab actu ad posse valet illatio when assessing a case of potential child abuse."
2. Obsolete or retired: "The farmer's old tractor was considered ab agendo and so it could only be sold as an antique."
2. To reach, to make, or to issue a decision on some matter.
3. To operate or function in a particular way; to perform specific duties or functions: "She acted as the child's substitute mother."
Used in ancient Rome to refer to an account of actions or achievements.
Words used at the close of a dramatic performance in the ancient Roman theater. They are said to be the dying words of Emperor Caesar Augustus.
The maxim may be appropriately spoken whenever a life or an unfolding event comes to an unhappy end or is simply concluded.
Accounts of the lives of the Christian martyrs and saints that are used in teaching the faith.
2. Something done or performed; to act; perform a deed.
3. An act that one consciously wills to do and that may be characterized by physical or mental activity: "This was a crisis that demanded action instead of debate."
2. To organize or to create (a military unit, for example): "The governor had to activate the National Guard."
3. To treat (sewage) with aeration and bacteria to aid decomposition.
4. In chemistry, to accelerate a reaction in, as by heat.
5. In physics, to make (a substance) radioactive.
6. In biology, to convert (certain biological compounds) into biologically active derivatives.
2. Stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical.
3. The activity of causing to have energy and to be active.
4. In medicine, the deliberate induction of a pattern of electrical activity in the brain, as in electroencephalography.
2. Moving, or acting, rapidly and energetically.
2. Energetic action or movement; liveliness.
3. A specified pursuit in which a person partakes; such as, an educational process or procedure intended to stimulate learning through actual experience.
4. The intensity of a radioactive source.
5. The ability to take part in a chemical reaction.
6. A physiological process; such as, a respiratory activity.