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actuate (AK-choo-ayt) verb tr.

1. To put into motion or action.

2. To move to action.

[Medieval Latin actuare, actuat-, from Latin actus, act, from agere, act-, to drive, do.]

"That was the last friendly tussle we had. It did not affect our relations in the least. I could see and appreciate the love by which all my friend's efforts were actuated, and my respect for him was all the greater on accounts of our difference in thought and action." M.K. Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth, 1927.

This week's theme: words from Gandhi's autobiography.


A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know that his future will not be equal to our present? -Confucius, philosopher and teacher (551-497 BC) [Analects]

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