[person, life] actif (-ive)
→ He's remarkably active for his age.
→ Having an active youngster about the house can be quite wearing.
→ He had a long and active life.
He's a very active person. Il est très actif.
(in particular activity, campaign etc)
[person, member] actif (-ive)
→ He is active on Tyler's behalf.
[support, measures] actif (-ive)
→ They are taking active steps to increase exports.
→ students helped by active support from teachers
an active member of the Green Party un membre actif des Verts
to play an active part in sth jouer un rôle actif dans qch
→ We should play an active role in politics.
to be politically active être actif (-ive) politiquement
→ She may not be an elected politician, but she is politically active.
to be sexually active être sexuellement actif (-ive)
→ men who are sexually active
[substance] actif (-ive)
n (GRAMMAR) the active l'actif
active duty (mainly US)
n campagne f
on active duty en campagne
n principe m actif
n (COMMERCE) associé (e) m/f
n (British, MILITARY) campagne f
on active service en campagne
n (GRAMMAR) voix f active