English version

actuate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishactuateac‧tu‧ate /ˈæktʃueɪt/ verb [transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 1 be actuated by something2 START something/MAKE something STARTto make a piece of machinery start to operate→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
actuateAdditional components comprise an extra electro-hydraulic control valve to actuate fourth-to-fifth and fifth-to-fourth shifts and the extra gear set itself.an electrically actuated lock
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Verb table
actuate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyactuate
he, she, itactuates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyactuated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave actuated
he, she, ithas actuated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad actuated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill actuate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have actuated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam actuating
he, she, itis actuating
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you, we, theyare actuating
Past
I, he, she, itwas actuating
you, we, theywere actuating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been actuating
he, she, ithas been actuating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been actuating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be actuating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been actuating
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