Definitions for operate on

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word operate on

Princeton's WordNet

  1. operate on, operate(verb)

    perform surgery on

    "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Estela Meléndez:

    The doctor said I had a tumor and that they needed to operate on me.

  2. Enrique Crespo:

    It's not the worst injury I've seen, but it's the biggest goring wound I've ever had to operate on.

  3. Felmont Eaves:

    It's important to understand their motivation and where they are psychologically, you don't want to operate on something you don't have to.

  4. Omar Estacio:

    He is in the clinic. They are going to operate on him tomorrow or the day after, he is in good spirits. It is a hernia that was operated last May but has reproduced.

  5. Andrew Tyrie:

    Banks have repeatedly told the Committee that, since the crisis, they have put in place reforms to ensure that they operate on the basis of sharply improved standards. The Committee will need reassurance that they have done so in private banking.

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