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Adjective: actuated  'ak-choo,ey-tid
  1. Moved to action
    "a man actuated by unworthy desires"
Verb: actuate  'ak-choo,eyt
  1. Put in motion, initiate (a device, reaction, circuit, etc)
    "actuate the circuits";
    - trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off
  2. Give an incentive for action
    "This actuated me to sacrifice my career";
    - motivate, propel, move, prompt, incite

See also: motivated

Type of: cause, do, engender, initiate, make, pioneer

Encyclopedia: Actuated