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actuate

ACT'UATE, a. Put in action. [Little used.]

ACT'UATE, v.t. [from act.]

To put into action; to move or incite to action; as, men are actuated by motives, or passions. It seems to have been used formerly in the sense of invigorate, noting increase of action; but the use is not legitimate.



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ACT'UATE, a. Put in action. [Little used.]

ACT'UATE, v.t. [from act.]

To put into action; to move or incite to action; as, men are actuated by motives, or passions. It seems to have been used formerly in the sense of invigorate, noting increase of action; but the use is not legitimate.

ACT'U-ATE, a.

Put in action. [Little used.]


ACT'U-ATE, v.t. [From act.]

To put into action; to move or incite to action; as, men are actuated by motives, or passions. It seems to have been used formerly in the sense of invigorate, noting increase of action; but the use is not legitimate.


Ac"tu*ate
  1. To put into action or motion; to move or incite to action; to influence actively; to move as motives do; -- more commonly used of persons.

    Wings, which others were contriving to actuate by the perpetual motion.
    Johnson.

    Men of the greatest abilities are most fired with ambition; and, on the contrary, mean and narrow minds are the least actuated by it.
    Addison.

  2. Put in action; actuated.

    [Obs.] South.
  3. To carry out in practice; to perform.

    [Obs.] "To actuate what you command." Jer. Taylor.

    Syn. -- To move; impel; incite; rouse; instigate; animate.

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Actuate

ACT'UATE, adjective Put in action. [Little used.]

ACT'UATE, verb transitive [from act.]

To put into action; to move or incite to action; as, men are actuated by motives, or passions. It seems to have been used formerly in the sense of invigorate, noting increase of action; but the use is not legitimate.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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PER'FECTING, ppr. Finishing; completing; consummating.

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