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Overview of verb operate
1. operate, run -- (direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan")

2. function, work, operate, go, run -- (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")

3. operate, control -- (handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever")

4. manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre, operate -- (perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense)

5. operate -- (happen; "What is going on in the minds of the people?")

6. engage, mesh, lock, operate -- (keep engaged; "engaged the gears")

7. operate on, operate -- (perform surgery on; "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life")

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