HyperDic: operate

English > 6 senses of the word operate:
VERBsocialoperate, rundirect or control
contactoperate, function, work, go, runperform as expected when applied
contactoperate, controlhandle and cause to function
competitionoperate, manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvreperform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
contactoperate, engage, mesh, lockkeep engaged
bodyoperate, operate onperform surgery on
operate > pronunciation
Soundsaa'perey.t; ao'perey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > operate: 6 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningdirect or control; projects, businesses, etc..
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymrun
NarrowerblockRun on a block system
financierConduct financial operations, often in an unethical manner
warm upRun until the normal working temperature is reached / reached
workoperate in or through
BroaderdirectBe in charge of
Spanishadministrar, gestionar, manejar, operar
Catalanmanejar, operar
Nounsoperationa business especially one run on a large / large / large scale
operationthe activity of operating / operating something (a machine or business etc.)
operatorsomeone who owns or operates a business
English > operate: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningPerform as expected when applied.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelThese cars won't operate
Synonymsfunction, work, go, run
NarrowercutFunction as a cutting instrument
doubleDo double duty
rollBegin operating or running
runBe operating, running or functioning
service, serveBe used by
Oppositemalfunction, misfunctionfail to function or function improperly
Similar torunBe operating, running or functioning
workoperate in or through
Spanishfuncionar, marchar, operar, trabajar
Catalanfuncionar, operar
Adjectivesoperanthaving influence or producing an effect
operative(of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
Participleoperatinginvolved in a kind of operation
Nounsoperationa process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
operationprocess or manner of functioning or operating
English > operate: 6 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningHandle and cause to function.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"
Synonymcontrol
Narrowerdialoperate a dial to select a telephone number
driveoperate or control a vehicle
fly, aviate, pilotOperate an airplane
gateControl with a valve or other device that functions like a gate
pedaloperate the pedals on a keyboard instrument
relayControl or operate by relay
submarineControl a submarine
synchronize, synchroniseoperate simultaneously
treadleoperate (machinery) by a treadle
turnAlter the functioning or setting of
Broadermanipulatehold something in one's hands and move it
Similar tomaster, controlHave a firm understanding or knowledge of
Spanishcontrolar, operar
Catalancontrolar, operar
Adjectivesoperative(of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
Nounsoperationthe activity of operating / operating something (a machine or business etc.)
operatoran agent that operates some apparatus or machine
English > operate: 6 senses > verb 4, competition
MeaningPerform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsmanoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre
Narrowerjockeycompete (for an advantage or a position)
Broadermove, goHave a turn
Spanishmaniobrar
Nounsoperationactivity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)
English > operate: 6 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningKeep engaged.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsengage, mesh, lock
NarrowerrideKeep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot
throw, flip, switchCause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Oppositedisengage, withdrawRelease from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles
Spanishengranar
Catalanencaixar, engranar
Nounsoperationthe activity of operating / operating something (a machine or business etc.)
operationthe state of being in effect or being operative
English > operate: 6 senses > verb 6, body
MeaningPerform surgery on.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelDid he operate his foot?
Example"The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"
Synonymoperate on
Categorymedicine, practice of medicineThe learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries
Narrowerface-lift, liftPerform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fixmake infertile
trephineoperate on with a trephine
venesectpractice venesection
Broadertreat, care forProvide treatment for
Spanishintervenir, operar
Catalanintervenir, operar
Adjectivesoperativerelating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine
Nounsoperationa medical procedure involving an incision with instruments

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