v. i.1.To perform a work or labor; to exert power or strength, physical or mechanical; to act.
[imp. & p. p. Operated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Operating.]
2.(Med.) To produce an appropriate physical effect; to issue in the result designed by nature;
3.To act or produce effect on the mind; to exert moral power or influence.
The virtues of private persons operate but on a few.
- Atterbury.
4.(Surg.) 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.
5.To deal in stocks or any commodity with a view to speculative profits.
v. t.1.To produce, as an effect; to cause.
The same cause would operate a diminution of the value of stock.
- A. Hamilton.
2.To put into, or to continue in, operation or activity; to work; as, to operate a machine.
Verb1.operate - direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
Synonyms: run
2.operate - 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"
Synonyms: function, work, run, go
3.operate - handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
Synonyms: control
4.operate - perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
5.operate - happen; "What is going on in the minds of the people?"
6.operate - keep engaged; "engaged the gears"
Synonyms: mesh, lock, engage
7.operate - perform surgery on; "The doctors operated ont he patient but failed to save his life"
Synonyms: operate on
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