Examples of activate in a Sentence
Touch the screen to activate the system.
activate and then deactivate a mechanism
The camera is activated by pushing a button.
The bomb was activated by remote control.
Sunlight activates a chemical reaction in the plant's leaves.
vitamins that activate the growth of new cells
The President has activated the reserves.
Recent Examples of activate from the Web
The responding officers were wearing body cameras that were activated during the incident, police officials said.
Miley has spent most of the season on the disabled list, first with a groin strain suffered near the end of spring training, then an oblique strain in his second outing after being activated.
The audit zeroed-in on 162 cases in which the participants’ pay cards were never activated.
His first two starts since being activated went well, but he was hammered for six runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Mets in his last outing.
This team can’t seem to get everyone healthy at the same time, and as soon as Samardzija was activated Saturday morning, second baseman Joe Panik went on the disabled list with a groin injury.
Up and down To make room for Yates and reliever Phil Hughes, who was activated off the disabled list, the Padres optioned Kazuhisa Makita and Robert Stock to Triple-A El Paso.
He's been almost unhittable since being activated off the DL in early May, posting a 1.11 ERA and 0.70 WHIP.
Marlins third baseman Martin Prado was activated off the disabled list on Thursday afternoon, after completing a six-week recovery from a left hamstring strain.
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ACTIVATE Defined for Kids
medical Definition of activate
- activated plasminogen
- activate protein synthesis
- The [spinal] cord also contains neuronal circuits …that can be activated by incoming sensory signals without input from the brain …
- —John W. McDonald et al., Scientific American, September 1999
activationplay \ˌak-tə-ˈvā-shən\ noun
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