Complete Definition of "operate"

English

Etymology
L. operatus, past participle of operari to work, from opus, operis, work, labor

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-operate.ogg|Audio (US)

Verb
en-verb|operat|ing

  1. To perform a work or labor; to exert power or strengh, physical or mechanical; to act.
  2. To produce an appropriate physical effect; to issue in the result designed by nature; especially (Med.), to take appropriate effect on the human system.
  3. To act or produce effect on the mind; to exert moral power or influence.
  4. medicine To perform some manual act upon a human body in a methodical manner, and usually with instruments, with a view to restore soundness or health, as in amputation, lithotomy, etc.
  5. To deal in stocks or any commodity with a view to speculative profits.
  6. To produce, as an effect; to cause.
  7. To put into, or to continue in, operation or activity; to work; as, to operate a machine.

Derived terms
operation
operative
operator

Translations
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Arabic: Arab|شغ٠IPAchar|(šáÄÄala)
Chinese: æä½ (cÄozuò)
Dutch: aandrijven, opereren
Finnish: toimia
French: opérer
German: operieren
Hungarian: működik, üzemel
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Italian: operare, attivare
Japanese: éå¶ãã (ãããããã, unei suru)
Korean: ê²½ìíë¤ (gyeong-yeonghada)
Portuguese: operar
Russian: опеÑиÑоваÑÑ (operírovatâ)
Spanish: operar
Swedish: operera
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References
R:1913


Italian

Adjective
operate p

  1. feminine of|operato#Adjective|operato

Verb
operate

  1. second-person plural present tense of operare
  2. second-person plural imperative of operare
  3. feminine plural past participle of operare

Category:Italian adjective forms
Category:Italian verb forms

de:operate
fa:operate
fr:operate
io:operate
it:operate
hu:operate
pl:operate
fi:operate
te:operate
vi:operate
zh:operate

Revision and Credits for"operate"
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