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operate

 
Verb operate has 7 senses
  1. operate, run - direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
    --1 is one way to direct
    Derived forms: noun operation11, noun operation1, noun operator3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. function, work, operate, go, run - 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"
    Derived forms: noun operation8, noun operation3
    Sample sentence:
    These cars won't operate
  3. operate, control - handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
    --3 is one way to manipulate
    Derived forms: noun operation11, noun operator2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre, operate - perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
    --4 is one way to move, go
    Derived form: noun operation6
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  5. operate - happen; "What is going on in the minds of the people?"
    --5 is one way to
    happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
    Derived form: noun operation10
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  6. engage, mesh, lock, operate - keep engaged; "engaged the gears"
    --6 is one way to move, displace
    Derived forms: noun operation4, noun operation11
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. operate on, operate - perform surgery on; "The doctors operated ont he patient but failed to save his life"
    --7 is one way to treat, care for
    Derived form: noun operation5
    Sample sentence:
    Did he operate his foot?
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