American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To render inactive or ineffective.
- v. To inhibit, block, or disrupt the action of (an enzyme or other biological agent).
- v. To remove from active military status.
- v. ergative to make something inactive or no longer effective
- v. to prevent the action of a biochemical agent (such as an enzyme)
- v. to remove a person or piece of hardware from active military service
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make inactive; to render ineffective.
- v. To disband (a military unit, or other group); to discontinue (a group activity).
- v. make inactive
- v. remove from active military status or reassign
- de- + activate (Wiktionary)
“What's interesting is that they don't delete your information or pictures when you "deactivate" your account.”
“The only Islam we can be comfortable with is one that places the stress on personal spiritual development, that explicitly accepts our democracy and our laws, and which places Islamic ideology in a historical context, so as to "deactivate" it. elixelx”
“The key thing here to me is that many people confuse "deactivate" with "delete".”
“Facebook says on its website that you can "deactivate" your account by following these steps:”
“But the social network will hold onto your photos and posts if you only "deactivate" your account.”
“I don't want to do the stupid "deactivate" thing - I want my account to be gone forever.”
“Facebook Account page and click the "deactivate" link at the bottom.”
“It adds a new way to "deactivate" plymouth such that it's still on screen and idly running, but X can start and take over anyway.”
“Am i right to assume that "deactivate" is to stop MouseClick from recursively calling RButton::?”
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