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actuate (verb), actuates; actuated; actuating
1. To drive, to spark, to move to an action: After a rousing speech, the students were actuated to march and to demonstrate feelings against the university's increases in tuition costs.
2. To incite, to touch off, to inspire, or to provide an incentive to do something: After a long walk in the park, Peggy felt actuated to finish her term paper.
3. Etymology: from Medieval Latin actuare, "to act"; from Latin actus, past participle of the verb agere, "to do, to perform".
To put into action or movement, to incite.
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To arouse and to cause motion.
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To provide an incentive to take action or to incite motion to achieve an objective. (2)