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, run(verb)
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, operate(verb)
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, operate(verb)
"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, operate(verb)
perform surgery on
"The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"
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How to use operate in a sentence?
We wanted to learn what it would look like if Google were in China, so that's what we built internally. If Google were to operate in China, what would it look like ?
This company was a dynamic success and demonstrated that the French and British can co-operate even in a 50-50 partnership, i think the lesson that can be drawn is that we must continue co-operation with Britain – Brexit or no Brexit.
If I need to bring it inside the strait, I will do so, i'm not restricted in any way, I'm not challenged in any way, to operate her anywhere in the Middle East.
No matter how big or powerful you are, you must play by the rules – especially when it comes to the safety of Londoners, uber has been granted a 15-month license to operate in London – but with a clear set of conditions that TfL will closely monitor and enforce.
We've been flying over the South China Sea for years and years and years, and ... will continue to do that: fly, navigate, operate. So that's not a new fact, the new facts are the reclamation and the scale on which it is being done, and that's not an American fact, that's a Chinese fact.
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- operieren, betreibenGerman
- influir, controlar, operar, trabajar, especular, manipular, obrarSpanish
- operoida, leikata, suorittaa, vaikuttaa, aiheuttaa, toimia, käyttää, tehota, tehdäFinnish
- üzemel, működikHungarian
- attivare, operareItalian
- 操作, 運営するJapanese
- tapahi, pokaMāori
- opereren, aandrijvenDutch
- работать, оказывать влияние, спекулировать, влиять, эксплуатировать, вызывать, оперировать, управлять, действоватьRussian
- vận hànhVietnamese
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