Operative synonyms

ŏp'ər-ə-tĭv, -ə-rā'tĭv, ŏp'rə-
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Producing a strong impression or response; striking:
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Marked by energetic activity; busy:
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A substance that can bring about a chemical reaction or a biological effect.
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Suited for or used in detection.
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Using a particular proportion of available energy.
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Of or for the hand or hands
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Currently being used
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Tending to manipulate others.
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Carried on in full view of others; not hidden or private:
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Of or about spies or espionage
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Able to be worked or fashioned
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Not functioning or operating; broken down
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active, functioning; influential
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Not functional; ornamental, or serving some other purpose than a practical one.
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Not producing the desired effect:
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(Colloquial, of a person) unable to do well at a particular task or thing. Useless is mildly insulting.
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Without worth or merit; useless, valueless, etc.
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(Law) No longer legally binding
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Fit for proper functioning; ready for use:
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Easy to approach or enter
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That can be employed
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Possible to put into practice; practicable:
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Usable for a specified purpose:
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Capable of being used:
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Able to be utilized
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(Sports) In play; live:
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Working; running:
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That operates
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Of the normal run (of a train, bus, etc.)
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In paid employment.
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One who uses body strength instead of intellectual power to earn a wage, usually hourly.
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Having or exerting influence.
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Enough or good enough for what is required or needed; sufficient; suitable
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(Chiefly US) an unskilled laborer, especially at an oilfield, at a circus or on a ship
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A person, animal, or thing that works; specif., a person who is employed to do physical or mental work for wages, esp. in order to earn a living, as in a trade, industry, business, office, etc. or on a farm, ranch, etc.
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(Slang) A woman prostitute.
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A man who performs heavy manual or industrial labor.
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A woman who is gainfully employed; often, specif., such a woman as distinct from a housewife
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A woman who performs manual labour; the female equivalent of a workman
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(Dated, pejorative) A black person.
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In effect
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Capable of happening, existing, or being true without contradicting proven facts, laws, or circumstances:
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Designating or of a type of film characterized by a fast-paced plot, a series of suspenseful confrontations, violent fight and chase scenes, etc.
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In action or full operation
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Something that has been produced or accomplished through the effort, activity, or agency of a person or thing:
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A person who secretly observes others to obtain information
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Able to function personally or socially despite limitations or impairment:
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Any agent hired by a private party for the purpose of investigation or evidence gathering.
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(Mathematics) A transcendental number, approximately 3.14159, represented by the symbol π, that expresses the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle and appears as a constant in many mathematical expressions.
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Attributive form of private eye
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An agent hired by a private party for the purpose of investigation or evidence gathering.
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A policeman
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A detective.
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A member of an intelligence agency whose identity or affiliation is kept confidential.
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a person secretly employed in espionage for a government
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a person secretly employed in espionage for a government
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Requiring treatment by medicine.
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