Another word for operate
To keep in operation
To be in operation
function, work, serve, carry on, run, revolve, act, behave, fulfill, turn, roll, spin, pump, lift, spark, explode, burn, move, progress, advance, proceed, go, contact, hit, engage, transport, convey, contain, exert, click*, tick*, percolate*; see also perform 1.
To produce an effect
react, act on, influence, bring about, determine, turn, bend, contrive, work, accomplish, fulfill, finish, complete, benefit, compel, promote, concern, enforce, take effect, have effect, work on, succeed, get results*, get across*, turn the trick*; see also achieve 1, produce 1.
To carry out a surgical procedure
Another word for operateverb
To perform a function effectively:function, go, run, take, work. See thrive
To control or direct the functioning of:manage, run, use, work. See control
To control the course of (an activity):carry on, conduct, direct, manage, run, steer. See over
To react in a specified way:act, behave, function, perform, work. See action