1. [ verb ] put in motion or move to act
Synonyms: spark trigger set_off touch_off activate spark_off trigger_off trip

"trigger a reaction" "actuate the circuits"

Related terms: initiate act tripper trigger actuator anticipate happen
2. [ verb ] give an incentive
Synonyms: prompt motivate move incite propel

"This moved me to sacrifice my career"

Related terms: cause affect move act motivation incentive incitement propulsion motivating
Similar spelling:   actuated