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Adjective
Being in effective or current operation, action, or force
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“The scheme was soon operative.”
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Functioning or having effect
“In 1999 and 2000, its members decided to transfer its operative functions into the EU, in order to strengthen its European Security and Defence Policy.”
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Successful in producing a desired or intended result
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Effectual or important
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Producing physical or mechanical motion
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Being fully accessible and obtainable with little regard to restrictions
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Electronically connected
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Started
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Highlighting the main points of a discussion
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Used or accepted broadly
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Having a marked effect or impact
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A worker, especially one in a manufacturing industry
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“He worked as a computer operative at a local mail order company setting up websites but police say he had been applying for jobs elsewhere and had good results.”
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A secret agent or private detective
“But neither one of these two fine Americans told me that she was an undercover operative at the CIA.”
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A detective who carries out investigations, typically on behalf of private clients
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The doer of an action
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All the people employed by a particular organization
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Something made, achieved or produced through effort
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Secret agent
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