Associations to the word «Operate»

Pictures for the word «Operate»


OPERATE, verb. (transitive or intransitive) To perform a work or labour; to exert power or strength, physical or mechanical; to act.
OPERATE, verb. (transitive or intransitive) To produce an appropriate physical effect; to issue in the result designed by nature; especially (medicine) to take appropriate effect on the human system.
OPERATE, verb. (transitive or intransitive) To act or produce effect on the mind; to exert moral power or influence.
OPERATE, verb. (medicine) (transitive or intransitive) To perform some manual act upon a human body in a methodical manner, and usually with instruments, with a view to restore soundness or health, as in amputation, lithotomy, etc.
OPERATE, verb. (transitive or intransitive) To deal in stocks or any commodity with a view to speculative profits.
OPERATE, verb. (transitive or intransitive) To produce, as an effect; to cause.
OPERATE, verb. (transitive or intransitive) To put into, or to continue in, operation or activity; to work.

Dictionary definition

OPERATE, verb. Direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan".
OPERATE, verb. 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".
OPERATE, verb. Handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever".
OPERATE, verb. Perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense.
OPERATE, verb. Happen; "What is going on in the minds of the people?".
OPERATE, verb. Keep engaged; "engaged the gears".
OPERATE, verb. Perform surgery on; "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life".

Wise words

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