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Synonyms for operate
ˈɒp əˌreɪtop·er·ate

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. operate

    Synonyms:
    act, work, produce, effect, produce an effect, have effect

    Antonyms:
    cease, rest, fail, misoperate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. operate, runverb

    direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.

    "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"

    Synonyms:
    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

  2. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  3. operate, controlverb

    handle and cause to function

    "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"

    Synonyms:
    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

  4. manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre, operateverb

    perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

    Synonyms:
    go, manoeuver, maneuver, control, mesh, head, function, guide, engage, direct, channelize, run, lock, operate on, channelise, work, steer, point, manoeuvre

  5. operateverb

    happen

    "What is going on in the minds of the people?"

    Synonyms:
    lock, maneuver, manoeuver, mesh, manoeuvre, engage, go, function, work, control, run, operate on

  6. engage, mesh, lock, operateverb

    keep engaged

    "engaged the gears"

    Synonyms:
    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

  7. operate on, operateverb

    perform surgery on

    "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"

    Synonyms:
    lock, operate on, run, manoeuvre, engage, manoeuver, go, function, work, control, mesh, maneuver

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. operateverb

    Synonyms:
    [Followed by on or upon.] act, work, have effect, have influence

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How to use operate in a sentence?

  1. Pete Docter:

    A great animator is basically a great actor. Yes they have the technical skills, they can draw, they can operate a computer. But fundamentally they are thinking about what is going on inside the character's head, they are always thinking about what is causing that movement so it is not movement for movement's sake.

  2. Urs Rohner:

    Banks operate in a very regulated environment. Hostile takeovers are almost ruled out these days.

  3. Piers Morgan:

    Populism is rising because liberals have become unbearable, Okay? And I speak as a liberal… Liberals have become utterly, pathetically illiberal and it’s a massive problem. What’s the point of calling yourself a liberal if you don’t allow anyone else to have a different view? You know, this snowflake culture we operate in, this victimhood culture that everyone, has to think in a certain way, behave a certain way. Everyone has to have a bleeding heart… You say a joke 10 years ago that offended somebody you can never host the Oscars… So what’s happening around the world? Populism is rising because people are fed up with the PC culture. They’re fed up with the snowflake culture. They’re fed up with everyone being offended by everything… They just want to tell people, not just how to lead their life but if you don’t lead it the way I tell you to, It’s a kind of version of fascism.

  4. President Ming Maa:

    We certainly do not have a monopoly in these markets, there is vibrant competition in every single market that we operate in.

  5. Director Kari Jarvinen:

    We believe that these are interesting companies for Finland ... and they both operate in sectors which will be interesting in the long run.


Translations for operate

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  • شغلArabic
  • operieren, betreibenGerman
  • trabajar, influir, especular, obrar, controlar, operar, manipularSpanish
  • tehota, vaikuttaa, suorittaa, aiheuttaa, toimia, tehdä, leikata, käyttää, operoidaFinnish
  • opérerFrench
  • üzemel, működikHungarian
  • operare, attivareItalian
  • 操作, 運営するJapanese
  • 경영하다Korean
  • poka, tapahiMāori
  • aandrijven, opererenDutch
  • operarPortuguese
  • вызывать, действовать, работать, оказывать влияние, управлять, оперировать, спекулировать, влиять, эксплуатироватьRussian
  • opereraSwedish
  • працюватиUkrainian
  • vận hànhVietnamese
  • 操作Chinese

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