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Synonyms for activateˈæk təˌveɪt

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term activate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off(verb)

    put in motion or move to act

    "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"

    Synonyms:
    jaunt, trip out, start, incite, detonate, offset, get off, motivate, spark, trip up, propel, take off, explode, instigate, trigger off, move, part, trigger, trip, depart, set off, stumble, prompt, turn on, activate, spark off, touch off, blow up, bring out, travel, start out, sparkle, set forth, actuate, stir up, cancel, aerate, set out

    Antonyms:
    deactivate, inactivate

  2. activate(verb)

    make active or more active

    "activate an old file"

    Synonyms:
    set off, trigger, actuate, trigger off, spark, trip, spark off, aerate, touch off

    Antonyms:
    deactivate, inactivate

  3. activate(verb)

    make more adsorptive

    "activate a metal"

    Synonyms:
    set off, trigger, actuate, trigger off, spark, trip, spark off, aerate, touch off

    Antonyms:
    deactivate, inactivate

  4. activate, aerate(verb)

    aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter

    Synonyms:
    set off, trigger, actuate, oxygenize, trigger off, air out, spark, oxygenise, oxygenate, trip, activate, spark off, air, aerate, touch off

    Antonyms:
    inactivate, deactivate

  5. activate(verb)

    make (substances) radioactive

    Synonyms:
    set off, trigger, actuate, trigger off, spark, trip, spark off, aerate, touch off

    Antonyms:
    deactivate, inactivate

Wiktionary

  1. activate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    actuate

    Antonyms:
    deactivate

  2. activate(verb)

    To put into action, to put to work.

    Synonyms:
    actuate

    Antonyms:
    deactivate

  3. activate(verb)

    To turn on.

    Synonyms:
    actuate

    Antonyms:
    deactivate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

enable, activating, active, trigger, activation, actuate, effectuating, enabled, turn


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