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operate

operate as in direct or control
  • "projects, businesses, etc."
  • "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"

Synonyms

  • runa score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely; the act of testing something; a race run on foot; an unbroken series of events; (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; a regular trip; the act of running; the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation; unrestricted freedom to use; the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.); a small stream ; a race between candidates for elective office; a row of unravelled stitches; the pouring forth of a fluid ; an unbroken chronological sequence; a short trip; move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time; flee; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; direct or control; have a particular form; move along, of liquids; perform as expected when applied; change or be different within limits; run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; cause to emit recorded audio or video; move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way; have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be operating, running or functioning; change from one state to another; cause to perform; be affected by; continue to exist; occur persistently; carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine; include as the content; carry out; pass over, across, or through; cause something to pass or lead somewhere; make without a miss ; deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor ; cause an animal to move fast; be diffused; sail before the wind ; cover by running; extend or continue for a certain period of time; set animals loose to graze ; keep company; run with the ball; travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; travel a route regularly; pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); compete in a race; progress by being changed; reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; become undone
operate as in 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

  • functionperform as expected when applied; serve a purpose, role, or function; perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function; (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function) ; what something is used for; the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; a relation such that one thing is dependent on another; a formal or official social gathering or ceremony; a vaguely specified social event; a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
  • workactivity directed toward making or doing something; a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; the occupation for which you are paid; applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading); (physics) a manifestation of energy; a place where work is done; the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it); exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; be employed; have an effect or outcome; perform as expected when applied; shape, form, or improve a material; give a workout to; proceed along a path; operate in a certain place, area, or specialty; proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity; move in an agitated manner; cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; cause to work; prepare for crops; behave in a certain way when handled; have and exert influence or effect; operate in or through; cause to operate or function; provoke or excite; gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; make something, usually for a specific function; move into or onto; make uniform; use or manipulate to one's advantage; find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; cause to undergo fermentation; go sour or spoil; arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion
  • gofunctioning correctly and ready for action; a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine ; a usually brief attempt; a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; change location; follow a procedure or take a course; move away from a place into another direction; enter or assume a certain state or condition; be awarded; have a particular form; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; follow a certain course; be abolished or discarded; be or continue to be in a certain condition; make a certain noise or sound; perform as expected when applied; to be spent or finished; progress by being changed; continue to live and avoid dying; pass, fare, or elapse; pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; be in the right place or situation; be ranked or compare; begin or set in motion; have a turn; be contained in; be sounded, played, or expressed; blend or harmonize; lead, extend, or afford access; be the right size or shape; go through in search of something; be spent; give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; stop operating or functioning
  • runa score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely; the act of testing something; a race run on foot; an unbroken series of events; (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; a regular trip; the act of running; the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation; unrestricted freedom to use; the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.); a small stream ; a race between candidates for elective office; a row of unravelled stitches; the pouring forth of a fluid ; an unbroken chronological sequence; a short trip; move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time; flee; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; direct or control; have a particular form; move along, of liquids; perform as expected when applied; change or be different within limits; run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; cause to emit recorded audio or video; move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way; have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be operating, running or functioning; change from one state to another; cause to perform; be affected by; continue to exist; occur persistently; carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine; include as the content; carry out; pass over, across, or through; cause something to pass or lead somewhere; make without a miss ; deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor ; cause an animal to move fast; be diffused; sail before the wind ; cover by running; extend or continue for a certain period of time; set animals loose to graze ; keep company; run with the ball; travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; travel a route regularly; pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); compete in a race; progress by being changed; reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; become undone
operate as in handle and cause to function
  • "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"
  • "control the lever"

Synonyms

  • controlexercise authoritative control or power over; lessen the intensity of; handle and cause to function; maintain influence over (others or oneself) skillfully, usually to one's advantage; check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard; place under restrictions; verify by using a duplicate register for comparison; be careful or certain to do something; have a firm understanding or knowledge of; power to direct or determine; a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another; (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc; a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment; the activity of managing or exerting control over something; the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; discipline in personal and social activities; great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine; a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance ; the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.
operate as in perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

    Synonyms

    • manoeuveract in order to achieve a certain goal; direct the course; perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
    • maneuvera military training exercise ; a plan for attaining a particular goal ; a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; a move made to gain a tactical end ; an action aimed at evading an opponent ; direct the course; act in order to achieve a certain goal; perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
    • manoeuvreact in order to achieve a certain goal; direct the course; perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense ; a plan for attaining a particular goal ; a military training exercise ; a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; a move made to gain a tactical end ; an action aimed at evading an opponent
    operate as in keep engaged
    • "engaged the gears"

    Synonyms

    • engagecarry out or participate in an activity; consume all of one's attention or time; engage or hire for work; ask to represent; give to in marriage ; get caught; carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns); hire for work or assistance; engage for service under a term of contract; keep engaged
    • meshthe number of openings per linear inch of a screen; contact by fitting together; the topology of a network whose components are all connected directly to every other component ; an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals ; the act of interlocking or meshing; keep engaged; coordinate in such a way that all parts work together effectively ; work together in harmony ; entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh
    • locka fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed ; a strand or cluster of hair ; a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun ; enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key ; any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured ; fasten with a lock; keep engaged; become rigid or immoveable; hold in a locking position; become engaged or intermeshed with one another; hold fast (in a certain state); place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape; pass by means through a lock in a waterway ; build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
    operate as in perform surgery on
    • "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"

    Synonyms

    • operate onperform surgery on