To perform a function; work:
Work is defined as to put forth effort in order to accomplish something or to have a job.
To act in a particular capacity:
(Sports) To act as referee, umpire, etc.
(Informal) To take on the responsibility or obligation for:
Malfunction is defined as to not work properly.
The condition of being in action or at work
An action that results directly from or counteracts another action, especially the change in a body's motion as a result of a force applied to it. Some reactions counteract forces and are not readily apparent. When an object rests on a surface, such as a table, for example, the downward force it applies to the surface is counteracted by an equal but upwards force, or reaction, applied by the surface.
Showing action rather than state of being
(Sports) In play; live:
The definition of operative is in force, functioning or having control, or refers to something that has the most significance or the greatest importance.
Of the normal run (of a train, bus, etc.)
The most important or exciting work or activity in a specific field or area:
(Telephony, abbreviation) An answering machine or, by extension, voice mail.
In action or full operation
To put or bring into action or service; employ for or apply to a given purpose
To assign a task to; require or demand a piece of work of
To provide occasion for; cause:
Object is defined as to reason or argument against something.
To benefit is defined as to be helpful to others, or to receive help from others.
To present a dramatic or musical work or other entertainment before an audience.
To serve or function as a substitute for another:
To conduct (oneself or itself) in a specified way; act or react
To act or serve in place of another
(Slang) To perform a sexual act upon; specif., to have sexual intercourse with
To thrive is defined as to be successful in managing business or money.
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