actuated


actuated

verb (used with object), ac·tu·at·ed, ac·tu·at·ing.

  1. to incite or move to action; impel; motivate: actuated by selfish motives.
  2. to put into action; start a process; turn on: to actuate a machine.

verb (tr)

  1. to put into action or mechanical motion
  2. to motivate or incite into actionactuated by unworthy desires
v.

1590s, from Medieval Latin actuatus, past participle of actuare, from Latin actus (see act (n.)). Related: Actuated; actuating.

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