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Definition of operate:

  1. To act or produce effect on the mind; to exert moral power or influence.
  2. To deal in stocks or any commodity with a view to speculative profits.
  3. To perform a work or labor; to exert power or strengh, physical or mechanical; to act.
  4. To perform some manual act upon a human body in a methodical manner, and usually with instruments, with a view to restore soundness or health, as in amputation, lithotomy, etc.
  5. To produce an appropriate physical effect; to issue in the result designed by nature; especially ( Med.), to take appropriate effect on the human system.
  6. To produce, as an effect; to cause.
  7. To put into, or to continue in, operation or activity; to work; as, to operate a machine.

Synonyms:

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