Bedeutung von “operate” — Learner’s Dictionary

operate

verb us uk /ˈɒpəreɪt/
The factory is operating at full capacity.The company operates under a different trading name.He believes the business isn't operating very efficiently.The firm no longer operates in the region.To continue to operate independently the company needs new investment.
ORGANIZATION [ I, T ]

B2 If an organization or business operates, it is working, and if you operate it, you manage it and make it work:

Our company is operating under very difficult conditions at present.
MACHINE [ I, T ]

B2 If a machine operates, it does what it is designed to do, and if you operate it, you make it do what it is designed to do:

You have to be trained to operate the machinery.
These new sewing machines are easy to operate.
TREATMENT [ I ]

B1 to treat an illness or injury by cutting someone's body and removing or repairing part of it:

I don't think they're going to operate.
Did they have to operate on him?

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