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operate
'operate' - used as a verb
1. direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
2. perform as expected when applied
3. handle and cause to function
do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol
4. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
5. happen
6. keep engaged
7. perform surgery on
The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life

derived forms
1. Operate / Past
operated
2. Operate / Third Person
operates
3. Operate / Present Participle
operating
Variations of 'operate'
 
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Thurber did not write the way a surgeon operates, he wrote the way a child skips rope, the way a mouse waltzes. - Click here to find out.
Fact of the day
The best selling game in history for coin-operated machines is Pac-Man.