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To function in an expected or specified manner
“We have a heavy-duty printer that can operate even under the heaviest of loads.”
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To be applied or take effect in an expected or specified manner
“Extensive research will be required to determine how the new law can operate in practice.”
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To handle or operate something
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“The coffee machine comes with a frother that is simple to operate.”
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To direct, handle, control, or be in charge of
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“He manages to operate his business like a well-oiled machine.”
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To perform a surgical procedure
“Unfortunately, doctors will need to operate on your knee to make it whole again.”
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To act or function in a specified manner
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Operate, administer
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To supply with energy, especially electricity
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To engage in business dealings
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To do, carry through, conduct, or perform some action
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To continue to operate or remain usable
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To make use of
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To work on a farm, especially in the growing and harvesting of crops
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To take action or do something
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Act in response to something
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To physically cut up or take apart
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To obtain, arrange, or achieve by indirect, complicated or intensive efforts
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To act on, or put into action, a request
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(of an engine) To fire and start running
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To take hold or have an effect
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Make secret plans jointly to commit an unlawful or harmful act
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To conduct oneself in a particular way
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(based on instrument used) To produce music
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To emit or cause to emit sound
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