Definitions for operateˈɒp əˌreɪt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word operate
direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
"She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
function, work, operate, go, run(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"
handle and cause to function
"do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre, operate(verb)
perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
"What is going on in the minds of the people?"
engage, mesh, lock, operate(verb)
"engaged the gears"
operate on, operate(verb)
perform surgery on
"The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"
To perform a work or labour; to exert power or strength, physical or mechanical; to act.
To produce an appropriate physical effect; to issue in the result designed by nature; especially (Med.), to take appropriate effect on the human system.
To act or produce effect on the mind; to exert moral power or influence.
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.
To deal in stocks or any commodity with a view to speculative profits.
To produce, as an effect; to cause.
To put into, or to continue in, operation or activity; to work; as, to operate a machine.
Origin: From operatus, past participle of operari, from opus, operis.
"Operate" is a Dance-punk song written and recorded by Peaches. The song was released as a double limited vinyl A-side with "Shake Yer Dix" to promote the release of her second studio album Fatherfucker.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'operate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2552
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'operate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3144
Rank popularity for the word 'operate' in Verbs Frequency: #225
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If any one thing goes down, we can still operate the system.
If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door.
That's the basic premise I think we should all operate under.
Not all patients operate that way and can still get good care.
We schedule cancellations when we believe we cannot safely operate.
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Translations for operate
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- operieren, betreibenGerman
- influir, controlar, operar, trabajar, especular, manipular, obrarSpanish
- operoida, leikata, suorittaa, vaikuttaa, aiheuttaa, toimia, käyttää, tehota, tehdäFinnish
- üzemel, működikHungarian
- attivare, operareItalian
- 操作, 運営するJapanese
- tapahi, pokaMāori
- opereren, aandrijvenDutch
- работать, оказывать влияние, спекулировать, влиять, эксплуатировать, вызывать, оперировать, управлять, действоватьRussian
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