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1. operative

adjective. ['ˈɑːpɝətɪv'] being in force or having or exerting force.

Synonyms

  • operational
  • in force
  • operant
  • in effect
  • effective
  • working
  • operating
  • in operation

Antonyms

  • ride
  • subtract
  • head
  • special agent

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Rhymes with Operative

  • abortive
  • accommodative
  • accumulative
  • accusative
  • acquisitive
  • active
  • adaptive
  • addictive
  • additive
  • additive
  • adjective
  • administrative
  • adoptive
  • affective
  • affirmative
  • airmotive
  • alliterative
  • alliterative
  • anticompetitive
  • anti-infective

Sentences with operative


1. Adjective
Thoracic surgery is a medical specialty that involves the operative care of conditions within the chest.

Quotes about operative


1. When faith in our freedom gives way to fear of our freedom, silencing the minority view becomes the operative protocol.
- Joel Salatin, Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front

2. operative

adjective. ['ˈɑːpɝətɪv'] effective; producing a desired effect.

Synonyms

  • significant

Antonyms

  • unrespectable
  • worst

3. operative

noun. ['ˈɑːpɝətɪv'] someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information.

Synonyms

  • private detective
  • private eye
  • house dick
  • inquiry agent
  • private investigator
  • house detective
  • store detective
  • PI
  • detective
  • sherlock
  • hotel detective

Antonyms

  • import
  • natural object
  • evil
  • immoral

4. operative

noun. ['ˈɑːpɝətɪv'] a person secretly employed in espionage for a government.

Synonyms

  • foot
  • case officer
  • NOC
  • codetalker
  • secret agent
  • agent-in-place
  • bridge agent
  • agent
  • agent provocateur
  • spy
  • windtalker
  • intelligence agent
  • provocateur
  • undercover agent
  • walk-in

Antonyms

  • wicked
  • unrighteous
  • unworthy
  • wrong

5. operative

adjective. ['ˈɑːpɝətɪv'] (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing.

Synonyms

  • working
  • functioning
  • running

Antonyms

  • general agent
  • defeat
  • shallow
  • disobedient

6. operative

adjective. ['ˈɑːpɝətɪv'] relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine.

Synonyms

  • postoperative
  • preoperative

Antonyms

  • bad
  • worse
  • unfavorable
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