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Word: actuate

Definition: motivate; activate; cause to act

Sentences Containing 'actuate'

Based on a "servo", which controlled coolant flow to the heater core, as well as vacuum to actuate the vents in the interior of the car, the system proved unreliable.
But as soon as they leave the shade, and by the presence of the real objects, which actuate our passions and sentiments, are put in opposition to the more powerful principles of our nature, they vanish like smoke, and leave the most determined sceptic in the same condition as other mortals.
He is the founder of two technology companies, Nimble Technology (now Actuate) and Transformic Inc.
He won the grand prize at the Exposition Universelle (1900) in Paris and is best known for his steam valve gear with oscillating and rotating cams to actuate poppet valves.
Here he is as much conscious of power to command such limbs, as a man in perfect health is conscious of power to actuate any member which remains in its natural state and condition.
In flight steering is accomplished via foot pedals that actuate the canopy brakes, creating roll and yaw.
It enters more into common life; moulds the heart and affections; and, by touching those principles which actuate men, reforms their conduct, and brings them nearer to that model of perfection which it describes.
The advantages of using this type of clutch for automobiles are that complicated linkages are not required to actuate the clutch, and the driver needs to apply a considerably reduced force to operate the clutch.
The valves actuate at particular engine frequencies (i.e. rpms) to produce optimal torque/horsepower output at any given engine speed.
When that cost threshold has been reached, the repair procedure will be to disable the sensor, and to actuate a redundant working sensor.
When the clutch is required to actuate, current flows through the electromagnet, which produces a magnetic field.
When you talk of Mr. Murdstone's good intentions, and pretend to slight them (for I don't believe you really do, in your heart, Peggotty), you must be as well convinced as I am how good they are, and how they actuate him in everything.

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