Definition of 'active'
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The government can and will play an active role in revival. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Lavender is commonly used to calm an active mind and encourage sleep. The Sun (2017)The charity helps the elderly to keep active and feel valued. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What he failed to get as an active member he would not get as a departing member. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It has a sense of something slightly more active than mere apathy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Instead, investors will seek out real value in active and passive funds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The prospect of a lawsuit was first raised in September but it has now become active. The Sun (2016)Their father remains active too. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Rather, you have to take active steps to review and keep under review the security measures put in place by your processor. Computing (2010)It matches the latter's miles of gorgeous beaches, and tops them with mountains swathed in forests and an active volcano. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There he made a full recovery and returned to active duty the following year. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We also mix active and passive investments in our portfolios. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Increasingly she became active in campaign work and fundraising for stroke victims. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The sculptor held the condescending and false view that the imagination was only active in art. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Your mind is so active you could catch yourself on the way back. The Sun (2015)You can see that she keeps active. The Sun (2013)Most of us are active members in our own denominations. A Channel of Peace (1993)Are you an active person off the court? Times, Sunday Times (2009)They remained reasonably active until they moved to a new location. Christianity Today (2000)When people begin to feel anxious they tend to try to defeat it by doing something active. Banish Anxiety - how to stop worrying and take charge of your life (1991)You need to stay active and do interesting things. The Sun (2015)We have also become much less active. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Use the active voice or passive voice consistently. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)She is committed to the cause and is active. The Sun (2015)They would need to have played an active role hiding the donations. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Work may be a hassle but at least it keeps your mind active. The Sun (2010)The voluntary contribution Voluntary organizations are particularly active in the care of old people. Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)We have got to win in all parts of the country and that is why it is going to be a very active campaign. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Twenty miles off the south-east coast of this island there is an active volcano still hidden beneath the sea. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)Tokyo, for example, is prone to earthquakes and is near an active volcano. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)I have an active imagination. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'active'
British English: active /ˈæktɪv/ ADJECTIVE
An active person is energetic and always busy.
He is still active today, in his late eighties.
- American English: active
- Arabic: نَشِيط
- Brazilian Portuguese: ativo
- Chinese: 活跃的
- Croatian: aktivan
- Czech: aktivní
- Danish: aktiv livlig
- Dutch: actief
- European Spanish: activo
- Finnish: aktiivinen
- French: actif
- German: aktiv
- Greek: δραστήριος
- Italian: attivo
- Japanese: 活動的な
- Korean: 활동적인
- Norwegian: aktiv
- Polish: aktywny
- European Portuguese: ativo
- Romanian: activ
- Russian: активный
- Spanish: activo que obra
- Swedish: aktiv
- Thai: คล่องแคล่ว
- Turkish: etkin aktif
- Ukrainian: активний
- Vietnamese: năng động hoạt động
Definition of active from the Collins English Dictionary
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