operate

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operate /ˈɑːpəˌreɪt/ verb
operates; operated; operating
operate
/ˈɑːpəˌreɪt/
verb
operates; operated; operating
Learner's definition of OPERATE
[no object] : to function or behave in a proper or particular way
[+ object] : to use and control (something)
sometimes used in combination
[+ object] : to have control of (something, such as a business, department, program, etc.)
[no object] : to function as a business, group, etc.
[no object] medical : to perform surgery often + on
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