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Synonyms of activate

Verb


1. trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off, initiate, pioneer

usage: put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"

2. activate, change, alter, modify

usage: make active or more active; "activate an old file"

3. activate, change, alter, modify

usage: make more adsorptive; "activate a metal"

4. activate, aerate, change, alter, modify

usage: aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter

5. activate, change, alter, modify

usage: make (substances) radioactive

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