US: /ˈæktəˌveɪt/
UK: /ˈæktɪvˌe‍ɪt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

activate /'æktiveit/
  • ngoại động từ
    • (hoá học); (sinh vật học) hoạt hoá, làm hoạt động
    • (vật lý) hoạt hoá, làm phóng xạ
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (quân sự) xây dựng và trang bị (một đơn vị)

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb
[VN] to make sth such as a device or chemical process start working: The burglar alarm is activated by movement. + The gene is activated by a specific protein.
activation noun [U]

Thesaurus dictionary

move, actuate, set in motion, get started, energize, get or set going, start, initiate, switch or turn on, trigger; motivate, rouse, arouse, prompt, stimulate, stir, mobilize, animate, impel, galvanize, Colloq US light a fire under:
The sensor in the pavement activates the traffic signal. Her enthusiasm activated him to go into business for himself.

Concise English dictionary

+put in motion or move to act
+make active or more active
+make more adsorptive
+aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter
+make (substances) radioactive