Actuate vs Vivify - What's the difference?

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Actuate is a related term of vivify.

As verbs the difference between actuate and vivify

is that actuate is to activate, or to put into motion; to animate while vivify is to bring to life.




  • To activate, or to put into motion; to animate.
  • * Johnson
  • Wings, which others were contriving to actuate by the perpetual motion.
  • To incite to action; to motivate.
  • * 1748 . HUME, David Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. 2. ed. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. ยง 11.
  • A man in a fit of anger, is actuated in a very different manner from one who only thinks of that emotion.
  • * Addison
  • Men of the greatest abilities are most fired with ambition; and, on the contrary, mean and narrow minds are the least actuated by it.

    Derived terms

    * actuator

    See also

    * actualise, actualize ----




  • To bring to life.
  • To impart vitality.