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verb (used with object), actuated, actuating.
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.
verb (transitive)
to put into action or mechanical motion
to motivate or incite into action: actuated by unworthy desires


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