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Definition of Operate

Operate

  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. 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.

Operate Quotations

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life.
Oprah Winfrey

We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody.
R. Buckminster Fuller

Our subliminal mental processes operate outside awareness because they arise in these portions of our mind that are inaccessible to our conscious self; their inaccessibility is due to the architecture of the brain rather than because they have been subject to Freudian motivational forces like repression.
Leonard Mlodinow

One of the main characteristics that differentiates Dubai from other commercial centres is its openness to innovation and the freedoms it grants people and institutions to operate.
Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

The way the terrorist is trained to operate, especially the suicide terrorists, makes punishment and the threat of punishment far less valuable to those who would prevent the crime.
John Ashcroft
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Operate Translations

operate in Afrikaans is opereer, loop, werk
operate in Dutch is functioneren, het doen
operate in Finnish is toimia
operate in German is eingeschaltet, bedienen
operate in Italian is funzionare, esercitare, servire
operate in Portuguese is funcionar, opere
operate in Spanish is gestionar, operar, funcionar
operate in Swedish is operera
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