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To produce a desired effect
“In Iraq, our manned and unmanned aircraft continue to operate successfully in the hostile desert environment.”
To control the mechanical operation of
“In that process, because of cultural norms, it was assumed that only men could operate machines.”
To look after and make decisions about
“At least that's how managers try to operate such businesses.”
Perform a surgical operation
“The eminent surgeon who had been asked to perform ileostomy refused to operate because he thought it much better for the boy and society that nature be left to take her course.”
Perform surgery
To produce an appropriate physical effect
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