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Adjective
Being in effective operation
“… the only operating nuclear power plant in the state.”
Adjective
Causing to function
Noun
Management
Verb
Present participle for to produce a desired effect
“In Iraq, our manned and unmanned aircraft continue to operate successfully in the hostile desert environment.”
Verb
Present participle for to control the mechanical operation of
“In that process, because of cultural norms, it was assumed that only men could operate machines.”
Verb
Present participle for to look after and make decisions about
“At least that's how managers try to operate such businesses.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for perform surgery
Verb
Present participle for to produce an appropriate physical effect
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