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Definition of 'operate'

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  1. direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
       Synonyms: run
  2. 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"
       Synonyms: function work go run
       Antonyms: malfunction misfunction
  3. handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
       Synonyms: control
  4. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
       Synonyms: manoeuver maneuver manoeuvre
  5. happen; "What is going on in the minds of the people?"
  6. keep engaged; "engaged the gears"
       Synonyms: engage mesh lock
       Antonyms: disengage withdraw
  7. perform surgery on; "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"
       Synonyms: operate on

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