English

Detailed Synonyms for operative in English

operative:

operative adj

  1. operative
  2. operative
  3. operative
  4. operative
  5. operative
    – being in force or having or exerting force 1
    operative
    – being in force or having or exerting force 1
    • operative adj
      • operative regulations1
      • the major tendencies operative in the American political system1
  6. operative
    – (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing 1
    running; working; functional; operative
    – (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing 1
  7. operative
    – relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine 1
    surgical; operative
    – relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine 1
    • surgical adj
      • a surgical appendix1
      • a surgical procedure1
    • operative adj
      • operative dentistry1
  8. operative
    – effective; producing a desired effect 1
    operative
    – effective; producing a desired effect 1

operative [the ~] noun

  1. the operative
    – someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information 1
    the operative; the sherlock; the private investigator; the PI; the shamus; the private eye; the private detective
    – someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information 1
  2. the operative
    – a person secretly employed in espionage for a government 1
    the operative; the secret agent; the intelligence officer; the intelligence agent
    – a person secretly employed in espionage for a government 1

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Related Definitions for "operative":

  1. being in force or having or exerting force1
    • operative regulations1
    • the major tendencies operative in the American political system1
  2. (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing1
  3. relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine1
    • operative dentistry1
  4. effective; producing a desired effect1
    • the operative word1
  5. someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information1
  6. a person secretly employed in espionage for a government1

operate:

to operate verb (operates, operated, operating)

  1. to operate
    to operate; to proceed; to work
    • operate verb (operates, operated, operating)
    • proceed verb (proceeds, proceeded, proceeding)
    • work verb (works, worked, working)
  2. to operate
    to operate; to serve; to attend to
    • operate verb (operates, operated, operating)
    • serve verb (serves, served, serving)
    • attend to verb (attends to, attended to, attending to)
  3. to operate
    to ride; to drive; to operate
    • ride verb (rides, rode, riding)
    • drive verb (drives, drove, driving)
    • operate verb (operates, operated, operating)
  4. to operate
    – perform surgery on 1
    to operate; operate on
    – perform surgery on 1
    • operate verb (operates, operated, operating)
      • The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life1
    • operate on verb
  5. to operate
    – happen 1
    to operate
    – happen 1
    • operate verb (operates, operated, operating)
  6. to operate
    – perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense 1
    to operate; to manoeuvre; manoeuver; maneuver
    – perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense 1
  7. to operate
    – handle and cause to function 1
    to control; to operate
    – handle and cause to function 1
    • control verb (controls, controlled, controlling)
      • control the lever1
    • operate verb (operates, operated, operating)
      • do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol1
  8. to operate
    – keep engaged 1
    to engage; to operate; mesh; to lock
    – keep engaged 1
    • engage verb (engages, engaged, engaging)
      • engaged the gears1
    • operate verb (operates, operated, operating)
    • mesh verb
    • lock verb (locks, locked, locking)
  9. to operate
    – perform as expected when applied 1
    to run; to go; to operate; to work; to function
    – perform as expected when applied 1
    • run verb (runs, ran, running)
      • Does this old car still run well?1
    • go verb (goes, went, going)
      • The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in1
    • operate verb (operates, operated, operating)
    • work verb (works, worked, working)
      • This old radio doesn't work anymore1
    • function verb (functions, functioned, funtioning)
  10. to operate
    – direct or control; projects, businesses, etc. 1
    to run; to operate
    – direct or control; projects, businesses, etc. 1
    • run verb (runs, ran, running)
      • She is running a relief operation in the Sudan1
    • operate verb (operates, operated, operating)
      • She is running a relief operation in the Sudan1

Conjugations for operate:

present
  1. operate
  2. operate
  3. operates
  4. operate
  5. operate
  6. operate
simple past
  1. operated
  2. operated
  3. operated
  4. operated
  5. operated
  6. operated
present perfect
  1. have operated
  2. have operated
  3. has operated
  4. have operated
  5. have operated
  6. have operated
past continuous
  1. was operating
  2. were operating
  3. was operating
  4. were operating
  5. were operating
  6. were operating
future
  1. shall operate
  2. will operate
  3. will operate
  4. shall operate
  5. will operate
  6. will operate
continuous present
  1. am operating
  2. are operating
  3. is operating
  4. are operating
  5. are operating
  6. are operating
subjunctive
  1. be operated
  2. be operated
  3. be operated
  4. be operated
  5. be operated
  6. be operated
diverse
  1. operate!
  2. let's operate!
  3. operated
  4. operating
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

operate [the ~] noun

  1. the operate
    the perform; the agitating; the operate; the work

operate

  1. operate

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Related Definitions for "operate":

  1. perform surgery on1
    • The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life1
  2. happen1
  3. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense1
  4. handle and cause to function1
    • do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol1
  5. keep engaged1
  6. perform as expected when applied1
  7. direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.1
    • She is running a relief operation in the Sudan1

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