Übersetzung von “operate” — Englisch–Spanisch Wörterbuch


verb uk /ˈɒp·ər·eɪt/ us /ˈɑp·əˌreɪt/ present participle operating, past tense and past participle operated

B1 to cut someone’s body and remove or repair part of it

Did they have to operate on him?

If an organization or business operates, it works.

Our company is operating under very difficult conditions.

If a machine operates, it works, and if you operate it, you make it work.

You have to be trained to operate the machinery.

(Übersetzung von “operate” aus dem Cambridge Englisch–Spanisch Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈopəreit/

to act or work

The sewing-machine isn’t operating properly.

to do or perform a surgical operation

operar, intervenir
The surgeon operated on her for appendicitis.
operation noun

an action or process, especially when planned

a rescue operation.

the process of working

Our plan is now in operation.

the act of surgically cutting a part of the body in order to cure disease

an operation for appendicitis.

(often in plural ) the movement, fighting etc of armies

The general was in command of operations in the north.
operational adjective

in good working order

The lift is now operational.
operative /-rətiv, (American) -reitiv/ adjective

in action, having effect

en vigor
Many old laws are still operative.
operator noun

a person who works a machine

a crane operator.

a person who connects telephone calls

Ask the operator to connect you to that number.
operating room noun

the room in a hospital in which operations are performed.

operating system noun

(computing) the software that controls a computer’s basic functions, for example sending instructions to peripheral devices, scheduling tasks, and allocating system resources such as memory

sistema operativo
Once the operating system has started up, it manages all of the software.

(Übersetzung von “operate” aus dem PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)