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To put into action
“Last week we had our first serious tornado watch with afternoon skies gone dark enough to activate the street lamps.”
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To arouse or be aroused
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To set up, establish or initiate (something)
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To come into being or have its starting point at a certain time or place
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To enter a program or instructions into a (usually electronic or digital) device
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To interconnect and bring into operation
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To fire (a gun or missile)
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To appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right
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To order or instruct to go, or come, to a particular destination or in a particular direction
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To function in an expected or specified manner
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To turn the crankshaft of (an internal combustion engine) in order to start the engine
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