Definition Of Operate

  • handle and cause to function
  • perform as expected when applied
  • perform surgery on
  • direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
  • perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
  • keep engaged

Syllables : op-er-ate

Pronunciation : 'ɑpə,reɪt

Example Sentences

  • do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol. (verb)
  • The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life. (verb)