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Synonyms for operateˈɒp əˌreɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. operate, run(verb)

    direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.

    "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"

    Synonyms:
    course, operate, hunt, fly the coop, work, scat, run away, move, turn tail, operate on, range, lean, run, guide, function, lead, lam, maneuver, flow, melt down, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, hunt down, endure, bunk, take to the woods, execute, consort, manoeuvre, feed, control, carry, scarper, go, unravel, manoeuver, play, die hard, race, pass, run for, black market, mesh, lock, persist, incline, draw, hightail it, bleed, be given, prevail, campaign, tend, escape, ladder, ply, engage, melt

  2. function, work, operate, go, run(verb)

    perform as expected when applied

    "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"

    Synonyms:
    lick, function, perish, break away, give way, hold out, hunt, run, endure, lead, give out, unravel, carry, fit, operate, travel, take to the woods, last, die, track down, mold, go away, act, snuff it, go, bunk, run away, solve, act upon, turn tail, head for the hills, run low, do work, plump, fly the coop, prevail, process, execute, mould, wreak, incline, drop dead, put to work, course, tend, work, scarper, blend in, run short, croak, get going, control, ferment, range, serve, work out, pass away, consort, live, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, blend, flow, hunt down, knead, scat, bring, break, figure out, escape, form, rifle, locomote, lock, exploit, run for, lean, belong, make, give-up the ghost, go bad, survive, cultivate, manoeuvre, melt down, get, be given, turn, expire, ladder, draw, become, bleed, manoeuver, persist, live on, campaign, forge, move, influence, engage, pop off, sound, fail, conk out, extend, start, depart, operate on, decease, puzzle out, play, hold up, proceed, break down, lam, melt, crop, exit, conk, work on, exercise, buy the farm, ply, hightail it, sour, feed, choke, race, guide, die hard, pass, shape, make for, mesh, officiate, black market, maneuver

  3. operate, control(verb)

    handle and cause to function

    "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"

    Synonyms:
    go, manoeuvre, see, hold in, ascertain, moderate, maneuver, control, mesh, hold, function, manipulate, work, manoeuver, engage, keep in line, run, operate, assure, master, check, lock, operate on, see to it, command, insure, ensure, curb, verify, contain

  4. manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre, operate(verb)

    perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

    Synonyms:
    go, manoeuver, maneuver, control, mesh, head, function, guide, engage, direct, channelize, run, operate, lock, operate on, channelise, work, steer, point, manoeuvre

  5. operate(verb)

    happen

    "What is going on in the minds of the people?"

    Synonyms:
    lock, maneuver, manoeuver, mesh, manoeuvre, engage, go, function, work, control, run, operate on

  6. engage, mesh, lock, operate(verb)

    keep engaged

    "engaged the gears"

    Synonyms:
    engross, operate, affiance, enlist, plight, operate on, run, function, lock, hire, interlace, maneuver, take, employ, lock up, shut up, ensnarl, enmesh, pursue, control, manoeuver, go, prosecute, manoeuvre, lease, shut away, charter, betroth, mesh, wage, rent, work, lock in, lock away, absorb, occupy, interlock, put away, engage

  7. operate on, operate(verb)

    perform surgery on

    "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"

    Synonyms:
    lock, operate on, run, operate, manoeuvre, engage, manoeuver, go, function, work, control, mesh, maneuver

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. operate(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Followed by on or upon.] act, work, have effect, have influence


Translations for operate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • شغلArabic
  • operieren, betreibenGerman
  • influir, controlar, operar, trabajar, especular, manipular, obrarSpanish
  • operoida, leikata, suorittaa, vaikuttaa, aiheuttaa, toimia, käyttää, tehota, tehdäFinnish
  • opérerFrench
  • üzemel, működikHungarian
  • attivare, operareItalian
  • 操作, 運営するJapanese
  • 경영하다Korean
  • tapahi, pokaMāori
  • opereren, aandrijvenDutch
  • operarPortuguese
  • работать, оказывать влияние, спекулировать, влиять, эксплуатировать, вызывать, оперировать, управлять, действоватьRussian
  • opereraSwedish
  • працюватиUkrainian
  • vận hànhVietnamese

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