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To set or keep in motion
“… hearing depends on sound vibrations that actuate the complex mechanism of that sensory organ, the ear.”
To activate, or to put into motion
“Levers can incorporate interlocks, requiring the user to actuate a release mechanism before he or she can move the lever.”
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