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Synonyms for operate
ˈɒp əˌreɪt

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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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  1. Brad Nelson:

    More recently people in the field have been looking at other applications like water treatment or environmental cleanup, where you might be able to operate hundreds, thousands, millions of these devices and have them swim through polluted water, catalyze pollutants, and then collect them back.

  2. Stephane Richard:

    I think that a well-regulated market with three operators would function very well, with four operators it can operate but it's more complicated and it will require cooperation between operators.

  3. Seiichi Fubasami:

    We have a good chance to win as we have accumulated massive wind data as we already operate a wind farm in the area, and Orsted has expertise in building and parts procurements for wind farms.

  4. Barack Obama:

    So we'll see how they operate once a nomination has been made, i'm confident that whoever I select, among fair-minded people, will be viewed as an imminently qualified person, and it will then be up to Senate Republicans to decide whether they want to follow the Constitution and abide by the rules of fair play that ultimately undergird our democracy and that ensure that the Supreme Court does not just become one more extension of our polarized politics. If and when that happens, our system's not going to work.

  5. Thomas Bach:

    Yes, these times are difficult for sport. But yes, it is also an opportunity to renew the trust in this power of sport to change the world for the better, protecting clean athletes goes hand in hand with ensuring that the environment in which athletes operate is safe from corrupting influences.

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Translations for operate

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  • شغلArabic
  • operieren, betreibenGerman
  • influir, controlar, operar, trabajar, especular, manipular, obrarSpanish
  • operoida, leikata, suorittaa, vaikuttaa, aiheuttaa, toimia, käyttää, tehota, tehdäFinnish
  • opérerFrench
  • üzemel, működikHungarian
  • attivare, operareItalian
  • 操作, 運営するJapanese
  • 경영하다Korean
  • tapahi, pokaMāori
  • opereren, aandrijvenDutch
  • operarPortuguese
  • работать, оказывать влияние, спекулировать, влиять, эксплуатировать, вызывать, оперировать, управлять, действоватьRussian
  • opereraSwedish
  • працюватиUkrainian
  • vận hànhVietnamese
  • 操作Chinese

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