Definition Of operate


(of a person) control the functioning of (a machine, process, or system).

a shortage of workers to operate new machines

perform a surgical operation.

the surgeons refused to operate

Example Of operate

  • Although the home-exchange agencies don't vet potential swappers, they do operate a monitoring system.

  • At least that's how managers try to operate such businesses.

  • ‘UK armed forces operate in Iraq in accordance with relevant English law,’ a ministry spokesman said.

  • Coalition forces currently operate in a unique environment: a situation of international armed conflict within a state which is not a party to the conflict.

  • Doctors usually operate CAT scan machines from a separate room so they aren't repeatedly exposed to radiation.

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