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operate

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operate/ˈɑːpəˌreɪt/verb
operatesoperatedoperating
operate
/ˈɑːpəˌreɪt/
verb
operatesoperatedoperating
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.)
   b  [no object]  : to function as a business, group, etc.
[no object]medical  : to perform surgery — often + on
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