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  Words related to active

Related / Similar Words: active voice, active agent, dynamic, physical, alive(p), participating, combat-ready, fighting(a)

 

Definition:
  • a person devoted to the active life;
  • the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb; "`The boy threw the ball'' uses the active voice";
  • chemical agent capable of activity;
  • characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action";
  • engaged in full-time work; "active duty"; "though past retirement age he is still active in his profession";
  • full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; "an active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account";
  • tending to become more severe or wider in scope; "active tuberculosis";
  • disposed to take action or effectuate change; "a director who takes an active interest in corporate operations"; "an active antagonism"; "he was active in drawing attention to their grievances";
  • producing activity or change;
  • (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt; "active volcanos";
  • expressing action rather than a state of being; used of verbs (e.g. `to run'') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running'' in `running water'');
  • expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions";
  • exerting influence or producing an effect; "an active ingredient";
  • of the sun; characterized by a high level activity in sunspots and flares and radio emissions;
  • characterized by energetic bodily activity; "tennis is an active sport"; "a very physical dance performance";
  • in operation; "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive"; "an active tradition";
  • taking part in an activity; "an active member of the club"; "he was politically active"; "the participating organizations";
  • being in physical motion; "active fish in the aquarium";
  • engaged in or ready for military or naval operations; "on active duty"; "the platoon is combat-ready"; "review the fighting forces";

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    See Also: energetic, lively

     

    Attributes: activeness, activity, action

     

     
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