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  • EN [ ˈɒpəreɪt]
  • US [ ˈɑːpəreɪt]

English definition


  • 1. direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.;

    • "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
  • 2. perform as expected when applied;

    • "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"
  • 3. handle and cause to function;

    • "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"
    • "control the lever"
  • 4. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

  • 5. happen;

    • "What is going on in the minds of the people?"
  • 6. keep engaged;

    • "engaged the gears"
  • 7. perform surgery on;

    • "The doctors operated ont he patient but failed to save his life"

Example sentences

  • Not that the machine is out of order, but that I have not learned to operate it.

  • The only way to do this was to operate.

  • State superintendence of fisheries shall operate under the principle of unified leadership and decentralized administration.

  • The doctor decided to operate at once.

  • We operate as an advisory service for schools.

  • This lathe is easy to operate.

  • He is certain that this TV set will operate on batteries.

  • The medicine will quickly operate on such patients.

  • Ceiling and wall lights can operate independently.

  • How do accounting records operate?

  • They now own and operate a farm 50 miles south of Rochester.

  • This boat has a good deck layout making everything easy to operate.

  • You examine a patient and then you decide whether or not to operate.

  • This freed the Austrian army to operate against the French.

  • Trains start at 11.00 and an hourly service will operate until 16.00.

  • Nuclear plants are expensive to build, though cheap to operate.

  • But your partners will have no voice in how you operate your company.

  • The weather has brought such a demand for beer that one brewery will operate over the weekend.

  • The world of work doesn't operate that way.

  • Consumption of alcohol impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.

  • I thought it was unethical for doctors to operate upon their wives.

  • It gained a licence to operate as a bank from the Bank of England in 1981.

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