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    operate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word operate

    Definition
    (verb) direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
    Synonyms : run
    Example Sentence
    • She is running a relief operation in the Sudan
    Definition
    (verb) perform as expected when applied
    Synonyms : function , go , run , work
    Example Sentence
    • The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in
    • Does this old car still run well?
    • This old radio doesn't work anymore
    Definition
    (verb) handle and cause to function
    Synonyms : control
    Example Sentence
    • do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol
    • control the lever
    Definition
    (verb) perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
    Synonyms : maneuver , manoeuver , manoeuvre
    Definition
    (verb) happen
    Example Sentence
    • What is going on in the minds of the people?
    Definition
    (verb) keep engaged
    Synonyms : engage , lock , mesh
    Example Sentence
    • engaged the gears
    Definition
    (verb) perform surgery on
    Synonyms : operate on
    Example Sentence
    • The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life
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