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1. operate

verb. ['ˈɑːpɝˌeɪt, ˈɔpɝˌeɪt'] perform as expected when applied.

Synonyms

  • serve
  • run
  • double
  • work
  • go
  • function
  • service
  • roll

Antonyms

  • nitrify
  • die
  • demulsify
  • cool

Etymology

  • operatus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Operate

  • accelerate
  • adulterate
  • agglomerate
  • ameliorate
  • aspirate
  • cogenerate
  • collaborate
  • commemorate
  • commiserate
  • confederate
  • cooperate
  • cooperate
  • corroborate
  • decelerate
  • decorate
  • degenerate
  • deliberate
  • deteriorate
  • elaborate
  • emirate

Sentences with operate


1. Verb, base form
Batteries are rechargeable and must be plugged in after the drain for the phone to operate.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
As you operate on a daily basis, you must judge how well your tasks align with your values.

Quotes about operate


1. In art, at a certain level, there is no 'better than.' It's just about trying to operate for yourself on the most supreme level, artistically, that you can and hoping that people get it. Trusting that, just because of the way people are built and how interconnected we are, greatness will translate and symmetry will be recognised.
- Frank Ocean

2. If you're horrible to me, I'm going to write a song about it, and you won't like it. That's how I operate.
- Taylor Swift

3. I hope it will be set in California. In a way, I made a mistake, because a New Jersey policeman can't operate that way in New York. But in California, he can move between different counties.
- Patricia Highsmith

2. operate

verb. ['ˈɑːpɝˌeɪt, ˈɔpɝˌeɪt'] direct or control; projects, businesses, etc..

Synonyms

  • block
  • direct
  • work
  • financier
  • warm up

Antonyms

  • get well
  • close
  • fall asleep
  • acidify

Etymology

  • operatus (Latin)

3. operate

verb. ['ˈɑːpɝˌeɪt, ˈɔpɝˌeɪt'] handle and cause to function.

Synonyms

  • synchronise
  • control
  • drive
  • submarine
  • aviate
  • gate
  • synchronize
  • pilot
  • treadle
  • turn
  • master
  • dial
  • fly
  • relay
  • pedal

Antonyms

  • surface
  • defend
  • heat
  • relax

Etymology

  • operatus (Latin)

4. operate

verb. ['ˈɑːpɝˌeɪt, ˈɔpɝˌeɪt'] perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense.

Synonyms

  • jockey
  • manoeuver
  • maneuver
  • go
  • move

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • pull
  • attract
  • surface ship

Etymology

  • operatus (Latin)

5. operate

verb. ['ˈɑːpɝˌeɪt, ˈɔpɝˌeɪt'] happen.

Synonyms

  • go on
  • happen
  • hap
  • pass off
  • occur
  • come about
  • take place
  • fall out

Antonyms

  • unrestraint
  • indiscipline
  • intemperance
  • unskillfulness

Etymology

  • operatus (Latin)

6. operate

verb. ['ˈɑːpɝˌeɪt, ˈɔpɝˌeɪt'] perform surgery on.

Synonyms

  • venesect
  • operate on
  • sterilize
  • unsex
  • fix
  • desexualize
  • trephine
  • face-lift
  • sterilise
  • care for
  • desex
  • desexualise
  • lift

Antonyms

  • desynchronize
  • skew
  • inactivity
  • derestrict

Etymology

  • operatus (Latin)

7. operate

verb. ['ˈɑːpɝˌeɪt, ˈɔpɝˌeɪt'] keep engaged.

Synonyms

  • lock
  • mesh
  • ride
  • flip
  • switch
  • engage
  • displace
  • move

Antonyms

  • tense
  • boil
  • open
  • alkalize

Etymology

  • operatus (Latin)
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