Part of speech: verb

To put in action; work; run; conduct; accomplish.

Part of speech: verb

To effect a result; work.

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Usage examples "operate":

  1. 5. What do you estimate the numbers of those who co- operate in this matter at? - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
  2. Moreover, if they did get in, they wouldn't know how to operate it. - "Rastignac the Devil", Philip José Farmer.
  3. To operate aganst these they fitted out thirteen vessels, choosing Eunomus as admiral in command. - "Hellenica", Xenophon.