Definitions of operate:
- verb: direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
- verb: happen
- verb: handle and cause to function
Example: "Do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"
- verb: perform surgery on
Example: "The doctors operated ont he patient but failed to save his life"
- verb: perform as expected when applied
- verb: perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
- verb: keep engaged
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