Operate en


Operate meaning

"Operate" is a song written and recorded by Peaches.

Word: op·er·ate
Pronunciation of operate: 'ä-p&-"rAt, 'ä-"prAt
Function of operate: verb
Other forms of operate: -at·ed; -at·ing
Origin of operate: Latin operatus, past participle of operari to work, from oper-, opus work; akin to Old English efnan to perform, Sanskrit apas work
intransitive senses
1 : to perform a function : exert power or influence <factors operating against our success>
2 : to produce an appropriate effect <the drug operated quickly>
3 a : to perform an operation or a series of operations b : to perform surgery c : to carry on a military or naval action or mission
4 : to follow a course of conduct that is often irregular <crooked gamblers operating in the club>
transitive senses
2 a : to cause to function : WORK b : to put or keep in operation
3 : to perform an operation on; especially : to perform surgery on