Bedeutung von “operate” im Essential American English Dictionary

operate

verb 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.

(Definition von “operate” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)