The definition of actuate is the act of putting something into motion.(verb)
An example of actuate is a tweeting bird popping out of a cu-cu clock as it strikes the hour.
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transitive verb ac·tu·at·ed, ac·tu·at·ing, ac·tu·ates
Origin: Medieval Latin āctuāre, āctuāt-
Origin: , from Latin āctus, act; see act.
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