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.
to put into action or mechanical motion
to motivate or incite into action: actuated by unworthy desires
[self-uh-drest] /ˈsɛlf əˈdrɛst/ adjective 1. addressed for return to the sender. self-addressed adjective 1. addressed for return to the sender 2. directed to oneself: a self-addressed remark
[self-ad-hee-siv] /ˈsɛlf ædˈhi sɪv/ adjective 1. having a side or surface coated with an adhesive substance to permit sticking without glue, paste, or the like: a self-adhesive label; self-adhesive ceramic tiles. self-adhesive adjective 1. (of a letter, label, etc) coated with an adhesive substance, esp where no moistening is needed
[self-uh-juhst-muh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf əˈdʒʌst mənt, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. adjustment of oneself or itself, as to the environment. 2. the process of resolving one’s problems or reactions to stress without outside intervention.
verb (used with object) 1. to manage (affairs, a government, etc.); have executive charge of: to administer the law. 2. to bring into use or operation: to administer justice; to administer last rites. 3. to make application of; give: to administer medicine. 4. to supervise the formal taking of (an oath or the like). 5. […]