TeachMeFinance.com - explain actuate
actuate 'actuate' is an military term meaning '(DOD,NATO) To operate a mine-firing mechanism by an influence or a series of influences in such a way that all the requirements of the mechanism for firing, or for registering a target count, are met'.
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