Operate synonyms

ŏp'ə-rāt'
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To provide an interpretation of (a statement or event, for example), especially in a way meant to sway public opinion:
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To work, operate, or treat with or as with the hand or hands; handle or use, esp. with skill
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To manage, control, or direct
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To have charge of; manage.
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A relationship between two sets that matches each member of the first set with a unique member of the second set. Functions are often expressed as an equation, such as y = x + 5, meaning that y is a function of x such that for any value of x, the value of y will be 5 greater than x.
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To function or operate in the desired or required way:
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To work as a servant
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The definition of run is to move faster than walking, leave quickly, operate or smear.
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To orbit a central point:
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(Intransitive) To do something.
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To conduct (oneself) in a correct or proper way
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To satisfy, carry out, bring to completion (an obligation, a requirement, etc.).
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To progress through pages so as to arrive at a given place:
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(Nautical, of a vessel) To rotate on its fore-and-aft axis, causing its sides to go up and down. Compare with pitch.
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To gain information from (a person) by persistent questioning.
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(Intransitive) To raise or rise.
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To spark is to emit little electrical currents or signals, or to emit little bursts of fire or light.
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To increase very rapidly
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To waste (time).
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To cause or persuade (to act, do, say, speak, etc.); prompt
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(Intransitive) to improve; to become better or more complete.
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To bring forward; to move towards the front; to make to go on.
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To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from.
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To work or operate properly; function
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To place in contact
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(US, slang) To inhale an amount of smoke from a narcotic substance, particularly marijuana
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(Obs.) To give or assign as security for a debt, etc.
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To carry or bear from one place to another; to remove; to convey.
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To transport; to carry; to take from one place to another.
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To be capable of holding:
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To bring to bear; exercise:
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(Computers) To press down and release a button on a pointing device in order to select an item on a display screen or activate a command or function. Often used with on:
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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To become active or lively; start bubbling up, as coffee in a percolator
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To act in a reverse way; go back to a former condition, stage, etc.
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To act decisively on the basis of information received or deduced.
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To exert or have influence on; have an effect on the nature, behavior, development, action, or thought of
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To cause to take place.
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To be the cause of; bring about a result regarding:
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To bend is defined as to give a curve or angle to something, or to hide or misrepresent.
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To contrive is to scheme and cause something to happen or to plan and invent something.
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To bring to an issue of full success; to effect; to perform; to execute fully; to fulfill; as, to accomplish a design, an object, a promise.
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To bring about the ruin of:
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To bring to a finish or an end:
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To derive benefit:
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To compel is to force someone do something or make something happen.
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To urge the adoption of; advocate:
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To relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection with; to affect the interest of; to be of importance to.
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To impose (a kind of behavior, for example):
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(Idiomatic) to become active; to become effective
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To produce an effect
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To shape, form or improve something
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To come next in time or order:
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To produce an effect
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To make an idea evident; to successfully explain a thought or feeling.
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To produce an effect
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To levy an excise on.
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To carry out a surgical procedure
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To cut off (a projecting body part), especially by surgery.
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To carry out a surgical procedure
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To carry out a surgical procedure
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(Intransitive, medicine) To examine diagnostically.
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(Country, land, etc.) To divide or dismember, separate into parts
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To be or get in the way of (a bullet or other missile); be killed or wounded by.
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To plunge into mire or snow so as not to be able to get on; to set; to fix.
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(Ergative) (to cause) to decay, to decompose
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Command is defined as to give orders or exert authority over someone or something.
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To have charge of; direct or administer:
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Perform is defined as to complete something, to meet the requirements or to act in a show.
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To get or reach by exertion; attain; gain
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To bring forth; exhibit:
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To give medical aid to (someone):
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Designed for or adapted to a particular function or use:
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Capable of being manipulated.
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Of or pertaining to manipulation.
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Fit for proper functioning; ready for use:
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Of or pertaining to physiology.
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Manner by which something functions; the workings.
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The skillful use of the hands in, for example, chiropractic.
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To drive is defined as to operate a vehicle, to be licensed to operate a vehicle or moving something using force.
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To take assigned places in, on, or at for work or defense
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(Figuratively) To guide, steer, manage purposefully
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To test or have a preliminary trial of (an idea, a new product, etc.)
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To consume, expend, or exhaust by use
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To prove deficient or lacking; perform ineffectively or inadequately:
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To take baggage or luggage onto an airplane, rather than check it.
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To conduct a performance or rehearsal.
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To direct the course or movement of
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To prosper or flourish; be successful, esp. as the result of economical management
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A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
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From one position or state to another.
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(Chiefly archaic) To initiate a legal action against someone.
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perform surgery on
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(UK) Obsolete spelling of maneuver.
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UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand spelling of maneuver.
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To catch in or as if in a net; ensnare.
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To equip (a canal, etc.) with a lock or locks
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To release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles.
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