What does operate on mean?

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op·er·ate on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. operate on, operateverb

    perform surgery on

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

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  1. operate on

    "To operate on" generally refers to the action of applying a specific process, system, rule or function to something in order to achieve a particular result or effect. This phrase can be used in various fields such as mathematics, where it refers to performing mathematical operations, or in medicine, where it refers to performing surgery on a patient. It implies the active manipulation or handling of an object, subject, or situation.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of operate on in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of operate on in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of operate on in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Alfred A. Montapert:

    In Texas, years ago, almost all of the oil came from surface operations. Then someone got the idea that there were greater sources of supply deeper down. A well was drilled five thousand feet deep. The result? A gusher. Too many of us operate on the surface. We never go deep enough to find supernatural resources. The result is, we never operate at our best. More time and investment is involved to go deep but a gusher will pay off.

  3. 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.

  4. Tammy Duckworth:

    I was trying to operate on a schedule and trying to force a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old to operate on a senator's schedule, which is ridiculous when you put it that way, we've set up a little office for him when he's in there with the door shut, and I'm like,' how come you get to be in that office with the door shut ? And I am out here at the kitchen table and trying to homeschool and do this ?' So, you know, it's been rough.

  5. Tony Travers:

    The British press is supposed to operate on a 'public interest' basis.

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