Synonyms for operate
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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote
direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
"She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
course, hunt, fly the coop, work, scat, run away, move, turn tail, operate on, range, lean, run, guide, function, lead, lam, maneuver, flow, melt down, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, hunt down, endure, bunk, take to the woods, execute, consort, manoeuvre, feed, control, carry, scarper, go, unravel, manoeuver, play, die hard, race, pass, run for, black market, mesh, lock, persist, incline, draw, hightail it, bleed, be given, prevail, campaign, tend, escape, ladder, ply, engage, melt
function, work, operate, go, runverb
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"
lick, function, perish, break away, give way, hold out, hunt, run, endure, lead, give out, unravel, carry, fit, travel, take to the woods, last, die, track down, mold, go away, act, snuff it, go, bunk, run away, solve, act upon, turn tail, head for the hills, run low, do work, plump, fly the coop, prevail, process, execute, mould, wreak, incline, drop dead, put to work, course, tend, work, scarper, blend in, run short, croak, get going, control, ferment, range, serve, work out, pass away, consort, live, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, blend, flow, hunt down, knead, scat, bring, break, figure out, escape, form, rifle, locomote, lock, exploit, run for, lean, belong, make, give-up the ghost, go bad, survive, cultivate, manoeuvre, melt down, get, be given, turn, expire, ladder, draw, become, bleed, manoeuver, persist, live on, campaign, forge, move, influence, engage, pop off, sound, fail, conk out, extend, start, depart, operate on, decease, puzzle out, play, hold up, proceed, break down, lam, melt, crop, exit, conk, work on, exercise, buy the farm, ply, hightail it, sour, feed, choke, race, guide, die hard, pass, shape, make for, mesh, officiate, black market, maneuver
handle and cause to function
"do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
go, manoeuvre, see, hold in, ascertain, moderate, maneuver, control, mesh, hold, function, manipulate, work, manoeuver, engage, keep in line, run, assure, master, check, lock, operate on, see to it, command, insure, ensure, curb, verify, contain
manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre, operateverb
perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
"What is going on in the minds of the people?"
engage, mesh, lock, operateverb
"engaged the gears"
engross, affiance, enlist, plight, operate on, run, function, lock, hire, interlace, maneuver, take, employ, lock up, shut up, ensnarl, enmesh, pursue, control, manoeuver, go, prosecute, manoeuvre, lease, shut away, charter, betroth, mesh, wage, rent, work, lock in, lock away, absorb, occupy, interlock, put away, engage
operate on, operateverb
perform surgery on
"The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"
Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote
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We hope we can operate all of the heavy equipment today, we could not operate the equipment soon after the landslide. We had to be very careful about the stability of the ground.
At the end of the day, cruise ships have General Motors, propellers and rudders, and God forbid we can't operate in the state of Florida for whatever reason, then there are other states that we do operate from, and we can operate from Royal Caribbean for a ship that otherwise would have gone to Florida.
If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door.
Between point A and point B when you engage in this negotiation, you gather a lot of information about who they are, where they are, where they operate and how they operate, these are sources of information we're not taping into in this process.
If Darwin's theory of evolution was correct, cats would be able to operate a can opener by now.
Translations for operate
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- operieren, betreibenGerman
- trabajar, influir, especular, obrar, controlar, operar, manipularSpanish
- tehota, vaikuttaa, suorittaa, aiheuttaa, toimia, tehdä, leikata, käyttää, operoidaFinnish
- üzemel, működikHungarian
- operare, attivareItalian
- 操作, 運営するJapanese
- poka, tapahiMāori
- aandrijven, opererenDutch
- вызывать, действовать, работать, оказывать влияние, управлять, оперировать, спекулировать, влиять, эксплуатироватьRussian
- vận hànhVietnamese
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