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  1. actuate

    • IPA[ˈak(t)SHəˌwāt]

    美式

    • v.
      cause (a machine or device) to operate;cause (someone) to act in a particular way; motivate
    • verb: actuate, 3rd person present: actuates, gerund or present participle: actuating, past tense: actuated, past participle: actuated

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    • IPA[ˈaktʃʊeɪt]

    英式

    • v.
      cause (a machine or device) to operate: the pendulum actuates an electrical switch

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