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active
'æktɪv
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English Definition
(形) As an adjective
  1. Characterized by energetic activity.
  2. Engaged in full-time work.
  3. Full of activity or engaged in continuous activity.
  4. Tending to become more severe or wider in scope.
  5. Disposed to take action or effectuate change.
  6. (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt.
  7. (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting.
  8. (used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being.
  9. Expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor:.
  10. Exerting influence or producing a change or effect.
  11. (of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions.
  12. In operation.
  13. Taking part in an activity.
  14. Engaged in or ready for military or naval operations.
(名) As a noun
  1. A person who is a participating member of an organization.
  2. The voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb.
  3. Chemical agent capable of activity.
Hyphenationac•tive
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (名) noun
Matching Results
活动huódòngto exercise; to move about; to operate; to use connections (personal influence); loose; shaky; active; movable; activity; campaign; maneuver; behavior
活跃huóyuèactive; lively; excited; to enliven; to brighten up
积极jījíactive; energetic; vigorous; positive (outlook); proactive
有效yǒuxiàoeffective; in effect; valid
主动zhǔdòngto take the initiative; to do something of one's own accord; spontaneous; active; opposite: passive 被动; drive (of gears and shafts etc)
活性huóxìng(chemistry) activity; active; activated
现行xiànxíngto be in effect; in force; current
现役xiànyì(military) active duty
好动hàodòngactive; restless; energetic
wěiactive; comply with
蹦达bèngdáactive; still bouncy (esp. of old person)
smooth; active; clever; sharp
使力shǐlìhard-working; active; lively
活泼huópolively; vivacious; brisk; active
热络rèluòintimate; friendly; warm; active; lively (interaction, participation etc)
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