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We found 39 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word activate:
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General dictionaries General (28 matching dictionaries)
  1. activate: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. activate: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. activate: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. activate: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. activate: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. activate: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Activate, activate: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. activate: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. activate: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. activate: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. activate: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. activate: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Activate, activate: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. activate: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. activate: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Activate (album), Activate (newspaper), Activate (organisation), Activate: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  17. Activate: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. activate: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. activate: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. activate: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. activate: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  22. activate: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  23. activate: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  24. activate: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  25. activate: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  26. activate: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. activate: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  2. activate: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. activate: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. activate: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. activate: Dictionary of Cancer Terms [home, info]
  3. activate: Medical dictionary [home, info]
  4. activate: Hyperdictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. ACTIVATE: Acronym Finder [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. activate: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Activate: AUTOMOTIVE TERMS [home, info]
  2. Activate: Dictionary for Avionics [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (activate)

verb:  make active or more active ("Activate an old file")
verb:  make (substances) radioactive
verb:  aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter
verb:  make more adsorptive ("Activate a metal")
verb:  put in motion or move to act

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Phrases that include activate:   activate anew

Words similar to activate:   actuate, trip, activated, activating, activation, activator, aerate, spark, trigger, awake, set off, spark off, touch off, trigger off, more...

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