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  Words related to operate

Related / Similar Words: operate on, manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre, control, engage, mesh, lock, function, work, go, run

 

Definition:
  • perform surgery on; "The doctors operated ont he patient but failed to save his life";
  • happen; "What is going on in the minds of the people?";
  • perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense;
  • handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever";
  • keep engaged; "engaged the gears";
  • 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";
  • direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan";

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    Hyponyms: sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix, face-lift, lift, trephine, venesect, jockey, synchronize, synchronise, dial, turn, submarine, treadle, relay, gate, pedal, drive, fly, aviate, pilot, throw, flip, switch, ride, double, roll, run, cut, service, serve, financier, work, block, warm up

     

    Grouped Verbs: master, control, run, work

     

    Derivational Morphology: operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, process, cognitive process, mental process, cognitive operation, military operation, maneuver, manoeuvre, simulated military operation, control, controller, operator, manipulator, engagement, mesh, meshing, interlocking, interlock, functioning, performance, procedure, running

     

    Anagrams: praetor, prorate

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 操作   Dutch: aandrijven  
    Finnish: toimia   French: opérer  
    German: operieren   Hungarian: működik  
    Italian: operare   Japanese: 運営する  
    Korean: 경영하다   Portuguese: operar  
    Russian: оперировать   Spanish: operar  
    Swedish: operera  
     
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