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Synonyms for active

Synonyms for (noun) active

Synonyms: active Definition: a person who is a participating member of an organization Usage: the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual Definition: a human being Usage: there was too much for one person to do

Synonyms: active, active voice Definition: the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb Usage: `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

Similar words: voice Definition: (linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes

Synonyms: active, active agent Definition: chemical agent capable of activity

Similar words: chemical agent Definition: an agent that produces chemical reactions

Synonyms for (adjective) active

Synonyms: active Definition: characterized by energetic activity Usage: an active toddler; active as a gazelle; an active man is a man of action

Similar words: about, astir Definition: on the move Usage: up and about; the whole town was astir over the incident

Similar words: athletic, acrobatic, gymnastic Definition: vigorously active Usage: an acrobatic dance; an athletic child; athletic playing; gymnastic exercises

Similar words: agile, spry, quick, nimble Definition: moving quickly and lightly Usage: sleek and agile as a gymnast; as nimble as a deer; nimble fingers; quick of foot; the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it

Similar words: hot Definition: marked by excited activity Usage: a hot week on the stock market

Similar words: hyperactive, overactive Definition: more active than normal Usage: a hyperactive child

Similar words: on the go Definition: (of a person) very busy and active Usage: is always on the go

Similar words: sporty Definition: appropriate for sport or engagement in a sport

Synonyms: active Definition: engaged in full-time work Usage: active duty; though past retirement age he is still active in his profession

Similar words: activated Definition: (military) set up and placed on active assignment Usage: a newly activated unit

Synonyms: active Definition: full of activity or engaged in continuous activity Usage: an active seaport; an active bond market; an active account

Similar words: brisk Definition: very active Usage: doing a brisk business

Similar words: bustling Definition: full of energetic and noisy activity Usage: a bustling city

Similar words: busy Definition: crowded with or characterized by much activity Usage: a very busy week; a busy life; a busy street; a busy seaport

Similar words: going Definition: in full operation Usage: a going concern

Similar words: open Definition: ready for business Usage: the stores are open

Similar words: springy Definition: (of movements) light and confidently active Usage: he walked away with a springy step

Synonyms: active Definition: tending to become more severe or wider in scope Usage: active tuberculosis

Similar words: progressive Definition: advancing in severity Usage: progressive paralysis

Synonyms: active Definition: disposed to take action or effectuate change Usage: a director who takes an active interest in corporate operations; an active antagonism; he was active in drawing attention to their grievances

Similar words: activist, activistic Definition: advocating or engaged in activism

Similar words: hands-on Definition: involving active participation Usage: he's a hands-on manager; hands-on operations

Similar words: proactive Definition: (of a policy or person or action) controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens

Synonyms: active Definition: (of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt Usage: active volcanos

Similar words: eruptive Definition: actively spewing out lava Usage: a geyser is an intermittently eruptive hot spring

Synonyms: active Definition: (of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting

Similar words: alive, live Definition: capable of erupting Usage: a live volcano; the volcano is very much alive

Synonyms: active Definition: exerting influence or producing a change or effect Usage: an active ingredient

Similar words: activated Definition: rendered active; e.g. rendered radioactive or luminescent or photosensitive or conductive

Similar words: counteractive Definition: opposing or neutralizing or mitigating an effect by contrary action

Similar words: surface-active Definition: capable of lowering the surface tension of a liquid; used especially of detergents

Synonyms: active, alive Definition: in operation Usage: keep hope alive; the tradition was still alive; an active tradition

Similar words: existent, existing Definition: having existence or being or actuality Usage: an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient; much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran

Synonyms: active, participating Definition: taking part in an activity Usage: an active member of the club; he was politically active; the participating organizations

Similar words: involved Definition: connected by participation or association or use Usage: we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved; the problems involved; the involved muscles; I don't want to get involved; everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified

Synonyms: active, combat-ready, fighting Definition: engaged in or ready for military or naval operations Usage: on active duty; the platoon is combat-ready; review the fighting forces

Similar words: operational Definition: (military) of or intended for or involved in military operations