active is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
act - active - actual
Active is on the Academic Vocabulary List.

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more active

most active

  1. Something is active if it is turned on or started.
    One of the computers was active: its screen was bright.
  2. If someone is active, he or she does exercise often or participates often.
    She was such an active 80-year-old that she ran the Boston Marathon.
    Jenkins is an active member of the Rotary Club since he goes to all the meetings.
  3. (grammar) A sentence is active if its subject does the action.
    "Athena helped Odysseus" is an active sentence because Athena is the one who helped.

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