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  Words related to operative

Related / Similar Words: private detective, PI, private eye, private investigator, shamus, sherlock, secret agent, intelligence officer, intelligence agent, running(a), functional, working(a), surgical, key

 

Definition:
  • someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information;
  • a person secretly employed in espionage for a government;
  • being in force or having or exerting force; "operative regulations"; "the major tendencies operative in the American political system";
  • (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing; "in running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes";
  • relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine; "a surgical appendix"; "a surgical procedure"; "operative dentistry";
  • effective; producing a desired effect; "the operative word";
  • of or relating to a surgical operation; "operative surgery";

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    Hyponyms: hotel detective, house detective, house dick, inquiry agent, store detective, agent-in-place, agent provocateur, provocateur, bridge agent, case officer, codetalker, windtalker, foot, NOC, spy, undercover agent, walk-in

     

    Pertainyms: operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

     

    Anagrams: evaporite

     

     
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