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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-choo-eyt]
    • /ˈæk tʃuˌeɪt/
    • /ˈæk.tʃu.eɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-choo-eyt]
    • /ˈæk tʃuˌeɪt/

Definitions of actuated word

  • verb with object actuated to incite or move to action; impel; motivate: actuated by selfish motives. 1
  • verb with object actuated to put into action; start a process; turn on: to actuate a machine. 1
  • noun actuated Simple past tense and past participle of actuate. 1

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Origin of actuated

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
1590-1600; < Medieval Latin āctuāt(us) reduced to action (past participle of āctuāre), equivalent to Latin āctu(s) (see act) + -ātus -ate1

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Parts of speech for Actuated


actuated popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for actuated

verb actuated

  • activated — to make active; cause to function or act.
  • triggered — a small projecting tongue in a firearm that, when pressed by the finger, actuates the mechanism that discharges the weapon.
  • stimulated — to rouse to action or effort, as by encouragement or pressure; spur on; incite: to stimulate his interest in mathematics.
  • animated — Someone who is animated or who is having an animated conversation is lively and is showing their feelings.
  • aroused — in a state of sexual arousal

Antonyms for actuated

verb actuated

  • bored — If you are bored, you feel tired and impatient because you have lost interest in something or because you have nothing to do.
  • checked — Something that is checked has a pattern of small squares, usually of two colours.
  • delayed — of or relating to a particle, as a neutron or alpha particle, that is emitted from an excited nucleus formed in a nuclear reaction, the emission occurring some time after the reaction is completed.
  • depressed — If you are depressed, you are sad and feel that you cannot enjoy anything, because your situation is so difficult and unpleasant.
  • discouraged — to deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten; dispirit.

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