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Operate meaning

operate - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. To perform a work or labor; to exert power or strengh, physical or mechanical; to act.
  2. 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. 3. To act or produce effect on the mind; to exert moral power or influence.
  4. 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. 5. To deal in stocks or any commodity with a view to speculative profits.
  6. 6. To produce, as an effect; to cause.
  7. 7. To put into, or to continue in, operation or activity; to work; as, to operate a machine.
  8. 8. To effect; produce.
  9. 9. To exert power; produce effect; act.

operate - examples of usage

  1. The first cause does not operate so often in cattle as in horses. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. That we may be enabled to operate with more certainty against this post, I should be glad you would move up immediately to our assistance, and take post on the north side of the town. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. 729. Does that cause operate, in fact, to tie the fishermen to the same merchant? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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