Crossword clues for activate
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Activate \Ac"ti*vate\, v. t. To make active. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1620s; see active + -ate (2). Related: Activated; activating.
vb. 1 To put into action, to put to work. 2 To turn on.
make active or more active; "activate an old file" [ant: inactivate]
make more adsorptive; "activate a metal"
aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter [syn: aerate]
make (substances) radioactive
Activate is an independent student news organisation at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. They produce a publication once a month and curate a news website.
Activate is the fourth studio album by Back Door, released in 1976 by Warner Bros. Records. It was produced by Carl Palmer, known for his drumming in the bands Atomic Rooster and ELP. Original member Tony Hicks had left the band before recording the album and had been replaced by Adrian Tilbrook on drums. After the release of Activate, the band played less and less together, and eventually broke up around 1977.
Usage examples of "activate".
B-39 Peacemaker force has been tasked by SIOP with maintaining an XK-Pluto capability directed at ablating the ability of the Russians to activate Project Koschei, the dormant alien entity they captured from the Nazis at the end of the last war.
The deck tilted, and looking aft, it seemed the hundred-foot-long passageway was a stairwell, a ramp, inclined toward him, the lights no longer illuminating it, just some automatically activated battle lanterns.
He wandered up the aisles and activated the homely presence of the woman who served the dozen or so anachronistic places that were still scattered around Paris.
He realized Carialle had created the aural effect by activating only his left ear implant.
Tad and Bap helped him into it, and fastened to his belt the tools he would need and the film packs for the cameras he would be activating.
There had been rumors for the past four years centering on Pax Fleet forces chasing some heretic who had managed to activate the dormant farcasters.
In turn, the navpanel, activating neurons in the cochlear division of the eighth nerve, sent its stream of data directly into his brain where it was translated as sound.
It might activate only on your finger, although being a common spell, it would most likely be crackable by any thief with any ability at all.
The dehumanized servant stared for a moment out at him through the iron lattice, then activated the electric switch in the wall.
On May 6, 1982, almost two months to the day after the dinette bug was activated, Sal Ruggiero died in the crash of a chartered Lear jet off the Florida coast.
Without this advanced system of cable and pulley, diplodocus could have activated neither her neck nor her tail, and she could not have survived.
It was almost like when the Durancy assemblers had activated her, but this was not alien, foreign, like him.
Union itself activating those abandoned Earthward stations, convenient bases.
The electrician alertly moved to the forwardmost portion of the compartment, activated the bow spotlights, and opened the viewing port.
And with the glass face activated, Rachel would probably be electrocuted, too.