What does operate on mean?

Definitions for operate on
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. 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. 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.

  2. John Kerry:

    I operate on the presumption that Iran is a fundamental danger, that they are engaged in negative activities throughout the [Middle East] region, that they’re destabilizing places, and that they consider Israel a fundamental enemy at this moment in time.

  3. Andrew Tyrie:

    The (Treasury) Committee is concerned about allegations involving HSBC and its Swiss private bank, 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. Deborah Marshall:

    The fuel costs to operate on LNG is approximately half of what it cost to operate on ultra-low sulfur marine diesel.

  5. 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.

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