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actuate
used in Moby Dick

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put in motion or move to act
  • For at bottom—so he told me—he was actuated by a profound desire to learn among the Christians, the arts whereby to make his people still happier than they were; and more than that, still better than they were.
    Chapters 10-12 -- A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (86% in)

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