Antonyms of verb inactivate

1 of 2 senses of inactivate

Sense 2
inactivate, deactivate -- (make inactive; "they deactivated the file")
       Antonym of activate (Sense 2)
      => activate -- (make active or more active; "activate an old file")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb inactivate

2 senses of inactivate

Sense 1
demobilize, inactivate, demobilise -- (release from military service or remove from the active list of military service)
       => discharge, muster out -- (release from military service)

Sense 2
inactivate, deactivate -- (make inactive; "they deactivated the file")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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