Synonyms for Actuate:

n.

mobilize. utilize, use, exercise, exploit, implement, practice, used, employ, apply. actuate (noun)
set off, trigger off, spark off, propel, activate, move, motivate, touch off, prompt, trip, spark, incite, trigger.

v.

move (verb)
transit, stir, relocate, pass, budge, go, flow, run, move, transfer, proceed, course, shift.
start a function or action, motivate (verb)
propel, move, energize, incite, mobilize, motivate, prompt, animate, activate.

Other synonyms:

flick, coax, eject. utilize, implement, mobilize, energize, engage, exploit. use. flash, apply, employ. practice, animate. motivate
touch off.
set-off
set off.