Meaning of ACTIVE in English

ACTIVE

adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

active cooperation

There is active cooperation between the two schools.

active encouragement (= taking action as well as talking )

The scheme was set up with the active encouragement of the local authority.

active participant

an active participant in the negotiations

active service

Powell was declared unfit for active service.

active support (= approval and help )

Les, with the active support of his wife Pam, has spent several years compiling a list of the prisoners.

active (= it may erupt at any time )

Mount Etna is still an active volcano.

active (= having the person or thing doing the action as the subject )

Active verbs make your writing lively, personal and direct.

an active lifestyle (= in which you exercise )

An active lifestyle has many health benefits.

an active member (= one who takes part in many activities of an organization )

She was an active member of the church.

an active role (= when you do practical things to achieve particular aims )

She took an active role in the community.

an active supporter

He remained an active supporter of Greenpeace.

be active in politics (= be involved in )

I was very active in politics before I retired.

economically active (= with a job, and so earning money )

A lot of older women are not economically active.

live a quiet/active/healthy etc life

She lives a very busy life.

physically active

He remained physically active far into old age.

sb's active vocabulary (= the words they can use )

Children of this age have an active vocabulary of about 1,000 words.

sexually active (= who regularly have sex )

young people who are sexually active

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

economically

Half the male population is economically active , compared to one-quarter of the female population.

The General Household Survey in 1979 found that only 20 percent of economically active married men supported a dependent wife and children.

About 63 percent. of women of working age with children are economically active .

The numbers and proportions of those economically active in a sample of developed countries are shown in Table 1.5.

As for the economically active , 56 percent were employed full- or part-time and 44 percent were unemployed.

Before they became redundant some three years earlier, all of them had been economically active and in full-time employment.

As Figure 2.8 shows, substantially more men than women are economically active .

politically

Mansur Rajih had been politically active for most of his adult life.

How might you assess whether most college students are politically active ?

Okay, so I was looking for a politically active , fat, drunk kleptomaniac.

My connection to a politically active national organization had strengthened my hand immeasurably.

A growing proportion of politically active workers were no longer without a country, as the Communist Manifesto had proclaimed.

Significantly, this elder bloc was far more politically active than any other age group.

She calls on women to become politically active and not just accept their identities.

Are older students more politically active ?

sexually

Positive images of sexually active fat women are absent from both mainstream and alternative media.

On the other hand, he wanted to know what it was like to live as a sexually active human being.

Hindu society, therefore, has always shown a nervousness about the sexually active woman.

Of sexually active teenagers, most are married.

It is a clear admission that you are sexually active , and parents may find this hard to deal with.

A woman should begin having Pap smears as soon as she is sexually active , Thompson said.

Remember that many women have been sexually active with men before realising that they were lesbians.

■ NOUN

citizenship

Participatory democracy does need to be strengthened to promote active citizenship at local and national levels.

In the schools we are observing such a transition to active citizenship is facilitated in a number of ways.

Public institutions need to be democratised and decentralisation is necessary in the public domain in order to achieve active citizenship .

Almost inadvertently, through such activity, structures emerged which promoted active citizenship through community education and development initiatives.

Many feel political participation must be made worthwhile before active citizenship can occur.

This centre will examine the non-economic benefits of learning such as social cohesion, active citizenship and improved health.

General will should ensure the equality and liberty necessary for active citizenship -; taking collective decisions.

Political disobedience is sanctioned as a possible expression of active citizenship on which a self-managing democracy is based.

disease

Twelve patients with clinically active disease had normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate values; all of these had raised scan score.

All patients had endoscopically active disease of various degrees.

Laboratory tests are frequently normal in patients with unequivocally active disease and viceversa.

One patient with active disease underwent colectomy 2 months later and developed renal insufficiency because of amyloid deposits 6 months later.

The patients with active disease and the patients with disease in remission were younger than the controls.

The laboratory tests lack specificity and can be normal in the presence of clinically active disease .

Ten of these 15 patients had active disease but normal serum liver function tests.

There are probably other factors also responsible for the differences in permeability observed between patients with and without active disease .

duty

Scores of existing officers will be released for active duty by the creation of a police civil service.

About 10 were interviewed, and nine remain on active duty .

On Capitol Hill the number of policemen on active duty was doubled.

He is the first commander-in-chief without active duty military experience since Franklin D.. Roosevelt.

During its time in Oxfordshire it's seen active duty most recently in the Gulf War.

They retired from active duty early in 1942.

Lawyers said a general on active duty , Herna n Rami rez, was also indicted.

The morning after the bombing, he re-ported for active duty .

ingredient

Orthokeraten, the active ingredient of Icône, works to boost the process by which the epidermis renews itself every 28 days.

By using bromocriptine, the company did not have to develop its own similar active ingredient for Ergoset.

The active ingredient checks the growth of bacteria and so helps natural healing.

This is why caffeine is the active ingredient in many prescription and nonprescription migraine treatments.

Since 1986, 700 pesticides have been reviewed from which 350 active ingredients have been banned.

If they can t tell us that, we need at least to know the active ingredients .

Licorice Phytosome enhances better absorption of the active ingredients and increases their effectiveness for a prolonged period of time.

The industry surveys are based on the amounts of active ingredients made for animals by the institute's member companies.

interest

Do you buy environment-friendly products and take an active interest in nature?

But women took an equally active interest in the policies of the firms where their funds were invested.

Lehmann also had an active interest in the visual arts, and in particular promoted the neo-romantics.

Their power derives primarily from an active interest Republic affairs and a willingness to work hard for causes in which they believe.

Mrs Chan's departure should also prompt an active interest in Hong Kong from the international community.

And if you do eat out regularly, you definitely should take an active interest in eating better restaurant food.

Richardson took an active interest in women writers.

If it had been Lucy in whom he had shown an active interest , Maureen would have been far from complacent.

involvement

The latter is likely to provide some scope for active involvement in the worshipping and musical life of the parish.

She has denied any active involvement .

The most obvious change in nursing practice apparent to returners is the active involvement of patients and clients in their own care.

And it begins with the active involvement of every manager.

Some Democratic Unionists do precisely this by, for example, listing their active involvement with the Orders on their election literature.

On the other hand, capitalist economies are based on the willing and active involvement of the very workers they are exploiting.

The mounting of school productions and active involvement in community or touring theatre initiatives are thus of immense value.

My active involvement and participation was due to my previous political experience.

life

To many of them the active life seems more deserving because of the amount of good works and preaching it performs.

Her body accepted the organ with hardly a problem and she resumed her active life .

Go to bed wishing I could have bestowed an extra twenty years' active life upon Bunuel and Jane Austen.

Sovereigns are born for an active life , and not for an idle or contemplative existence.

He withdrew from active life and retired to Kenilworth where on the 4 January 1927 he died at the age of seventy-seven.

Even though they were retired, they had been leading a very active life .

Most residents of homes for the elderly are in their eighties and have come there towards the end of an active life .

Cyril's secret for a long and active life - treat yourself.

member

Also notable are the animals and trees as active members of the mythic ensemble of players.

He was an active member of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool from 1837 onwards and served as its treasurer.

Magill in Corte Madera, is president of club, which has 50 active members .

He was an active member of the Educational Publishers Council.

Myfanwy is also an active member of the Red Cross and helps organise holidays for the disabled.

Packford was an active member of his local Labour Party, sympathetic to the idea of the paper, and liked Keith.

In most branches active members who do actual work, not just attending committee meetings are few.

part

Representatives from out-patient teams played a more active part in stressful daily decisions about child care management.

I took but little active part in last row and am thus out of the scrape.

And that is why, Lepold, you must take an active part in ordering the war against the Foundation.

In old age she was troubled by deafness and played little active part in her husband's later political career.

Robyn took an active part in student politics.

Convinced that the general public had an unsatisfied thirst for knowledge, he took an active part in several educational activities.

The active part of which is able to join mutually repellent substances such as oil and water.

participant

A murder victim is not a stage-prop in the drama of his death but an active participant .

Do you consider yourself an active participant in the political world?

Nor, however, did he want to be an active participant .

Be an active participant in the work of the schools.

This section too starts with a premise, which is that individual pupils are active participants in their own education.

Not only had Oregon State lost 13 straight, but the Bruins once again were active participants in their own demise.

Jenks believed international organizations were not mere conference secretariats, but should be active participants in shaping the postwar world.

participation

Attitudes toward active participation in the war opened deep fissures in the movement which, at the extreme, were never healed.

And many respondents who mention active participation also mention the more parochial norms.

Its success will depend on the active participation of many other bodies, large and small.

The interaction assists both you and your client, since it evokes active participation in the imagination process from the client.

Second, it highlighted the importance of active participation by elderly people themselves in all aspects of course planning.

On active participation by the population in arts and sport: I' m in favour of experimentation but not compulsion.

No such authoritative review of clinical ecology can occur without the active participation of proponents of the approach.

But in order to respond fully, our active participation as spectators is very obviously called into play - as well as called into question.

role

Take an active role in asking for appointments; most kinds of research benefit from discussion at least every month or so.

Since his retirement from the military and his triumphant book tour, Powell has edged steadily toward an active role in politics.

Developers were obliged to adopt a highly active role in locating land.

The United States had not played an active role in these events.

In a series of unprecedented government moves, the state defence council has taken an active role in helping the prosecution.

The last several years, he has said he is prepared to take a more active role in the clubhouse.

We are needing to learn active roles , to choose what we want and how to achieve it.

So I also intend to take an active role speaking around the country.

service

He had broken his leg some time before and so had been unfit for active service till then.

In 1914 Powell was declared unfit for active service , but joined the Admiralty in 1916.

It was rather like being in the army on active service .

They had two sons, one of whom died on active service in 1944, and one daughter.

But his main passion was boating in Southampton Water and other waters calmer than those which had ended his active service career.

The Provisionals said that one of their active service units had placed the devices, causing damage to prime commercial property.

We accepted this as just one of the hazards of being on active service .

support

The patron can call on his clients for active support , a facet which is important in local power struggles.

Moreover, those who have helped you plan your communication will give it their active support . 5.

Our opponents have money but little active support .

The merits of these coalitions are that through direct discussions and active support they should raise as many questions as they pose.

We shall continue to give full and active support to the United Nations.

I hope we can count on his active support .

However, if the result is a more effective birth control programme, it may gain her active support .

It enrolled less than 50 members but it attracted active support from up to 2,000 sympathizers.

supporter

The Midland Group has been an active supporter of the railway since 1955, both practically and financially.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

active ingredient

By using bromocriptine, the company did not have to develop its own similar active ingredient for Ergoset.

If they can t tell us that, we need at least to know the active ingredients .

Licorice Phytosome enhances better absorption of the active ingredients and increases their effectiveness for a prolonged period of time.

Orthokeraten, the active ingredient of Icône, works to boost the process by which the epidermis renews itself every 28 days.

Since 1986, 700 pesticides have been reviewed from which 350 active ingredients have been banned.

The active ingredient checks the growth of bacteria and so helps natural healing.

The industry surveys are based on the amounts of active ingredients made for animals by the institute's member companies.

This is why caffeine is the active ingredient in many prescription and nonprescription migraine treatments.

active/passive voice

But, serious accidents can happen along the way when you use the passive voice .

Explain the difference between the passive and active voice and wordy and concise word use as objectively as possible.

In the active voice the subject of the sentence does the action.

In the passive voice the subject does not do the action: it suffers the action.

Secrets of the Passive Voice Revealed!

This hypothesis requires further analysis of the passive voice before it can be considered confirmed however.

Truth: Passive and active voice address a structural issue only-the relationship between the actor and the action in the sentence.

Use only the active voice for procedures and employ it as much as possible for descriptions and operations.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

active trading on the stock market

Aaron seemed like a normal active baby until he was about ten months old.

I'd been active all my life, and suddenly I had nothing to do.

In Washington Harriman quickly became active in Democratic Party affairs.

Jamie's a very active little kid!

She may be over 80, but she's still very active !

The alarm becomes active when the switch is turned on.

They're both in their seventies, but they're still very active .

Today there are over 5,000 active members in the Accra church.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Bedwas and District Conservation Society in Gwent have been active in improving open spaces around their town.

But a lot of people are active onshore and want to be active aboard ship.

In this way the apparently active and positive concept of consent is diluted to the point of near vacuity.

It is no coincidence that in the current recession, the big boys have been active again, though with mixed success.

Keep your pride and remember you're not helpless just because you're not active any more.

She should begin having Pap smears as soon as she is sexually active .

They are not semi active just because they exist in you in your background knowledge.

We want to keep her busy and active .

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