to incite or move to action; impel; motivate:
actuated by selfish motives.
to put into action; start a process; turn on:
to actuate a machine.
to put into action or mechanical motion
to motivate or incite into action: actuated by unworthy desires
1590s, from medieval latin actuatus, past participle of actuare, from latin actus (see act (n.)). related: actuated; actuating.
- Actus reus
noun (law) a criminal action regarded as a const-tuent element of a crime, as compared with the state of mind of the perpetrator compare mens rea
roy (claxton) [klak-stuh n] /ˈklæk stən/ (show ipa), 1903–92, u.s. country-and-western singer and composer.
sharpness; acuteness; keenness: acuity of vision; acuity of mind. noun keenness or acuteness, esp in vision or thought the capacity of the eye to see fine detail, measured by determining the finest detail that can just be detected n. early 15c., from middle french acuité (16c.) or directly from medieval latin acuitatem (nominative acuitas) “sharpness,” […]
sharpness; acuteness; keenness: acuity of vision; acuity of mind. contemporary examples his remarkable memory has lost its acuity, and he tires easily. nelson mandela recovering in south africa after brief hospital scare charlene smith february 26, 2012 the unblinking electronic eye was an extension of his own reflexes and acuity—when the red light went on, […]