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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

I'm an anarchist. I'm implacably opposed to heirarchical systems of power and control. I also mistrust crowds, as they often operate according to their lowest common denominator. In terms of evolutionary psychology, the crowd is very close to a herd of stampeding wildebeest.
Will Self

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

I pretty much operate on adrenaline and ignorance.
Johnny Knoxville

It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it.
Henry A. Kissinger
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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