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English definition of “operate”

operate

verb [I/T] (WORK)   /ˈɑp·əˌreɪt/
to work or cause something to work, be in action, or have an effect: [T] How do you operate the remote control unit? [I] Changes are being introduced to make the department operate more efficiently.
(Definition of operate verb (WORK) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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