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operate /'ɔpəreit/
  • nội động từ
    • hoạt động (máy...)
    • có tác dụng
      • it operates to our advantage: điều đó có lợi cho ta
      • regulations will operate from Jan 1st: nội quy sẽ bắt đầu áp dụng từ ngày 1 tháng giêng
      • the medicine did not operate: thuốc đó không có tác dụng
    • lợi dụng
      • to operate on somebody's credulity: lợi dụng cả lòng tin của ai
    • (y học) mổ
      • to operate on a patient: mổ một người bệnh
    • (quân sự) hành quân
    • đầu cơ
      • to operate for a rise: đầu cơ giá lên
  • ngoại động từ
    • làm cho hoạt động, cho chạy (máy...); thao tác
    • đưa đến, mang đến, dẫn đến
      • energy operates changes: nghị lực dẫn đến những sự thay đổi
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) thi hành, thực hiện, tiến hành
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) đưa (nhà máy...) vào sản xuất; khai thác (mỏ...); điều khiển (xí nghiệp...)
Concise Dictionary
operates|operated|operating'ɑpəreɪt /'ɒp-
+direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
+perform as expected when applied
+handle and cause to function
+perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
+keep engaged
+perform surgery on

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 go, run, perform; work, function, serve, act:
This watch operates even under water. The drug operates to reduce blood pressure
2 manage, run, direct, conduct, control, carry on, ply, manipulate, handle; US drive:
Katherine has been operating as an antiques dealer for years. It is unsafe to operate this machinery without goggles.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb
1 [V] to work in a particular way
Most domestic freezers operate at below -18 ?C. + Solar panels can only operate in sunlight. + (figurative) Some people can only operate well under pressure.
2 [VN] to use or control a machine or make it work: What skills are needed to operate this machinery?
system / process / service
3 to be used or working; to use sth or make it work: [V] A new late-night service is now operating. + The regulation operates in favour of married couples. + [VN] The airline operates flights to 25 countries. + France operates a system of subsidized loans to dairy farmers.
of business / organization
4 [V] to work in a particular way or from a particular place: They plan to operate from a new office in Edinburgh. + Illegal drinking clubs continue to operate in the city.
5 [V] ~ (on sb) (for sth) to cut open sb's body in order to remove a part that has a disease or to repair a part that is damaged: The doctors operated last night. + We will have to operate on his eyes. + to operate for suspected acute appendicitis
of soldiers
6 [V] to be involved in military activities in a place: Troops are operating from bases in the north.
Collocation Dictionary

1 machine


effectively, efficiently, reliably | continuously
The machine can operate for 15 hours continuously at full power.
| electrically, electronically, hydraulically, manually, remotely
(= by remote control)The doors can be manually operated in the event of fire.


be designed to
systems designed to operate at the highest speeds
| be easy to
The machinery is easy to operate.


battery operated

2 business/system


effectively, efficiently, profitably, successfully | autonomously, independently | commercially
The laboratory is still owned by the government but is now commercially operated.


be able to | be allowed to | continue to


according to
The government does not operate according to fixed rules.
| as
We operate as an advisory service for schools.
| within
Local authorities operate within a wider political system.

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