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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
operative /'ɔpərətiv/
  • tính từ
    • có tác dụng, có hiệu lực
    • thực hành, thực tế
      • the operative part of the work: phần thực hành của công việc
    • (y học) (thuộc) mổ xẻ
    • (toán học) (thuộc) toán tử
      • operative symbole: ký hiệu toán tử
  • danh từ
    • công nhân, thợ máy
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) thám tử; đặc vụ, gián điệp
Concise Dictionary
operatives'ɑpərətɪv /'ɒp-
+a person secretly employed in espionage for a government
+someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
+being in force or having or exerting force
+of or relating to a surgical operation
+relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine
+effective; producing a desired effect
+(of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 See operation, 5, above.
2 worker, hand, employee; craftsman, craftswoman, artisan, mechanic, machinist:
We hired two more lathe operatives today.
3 private detective, (private) investigator, Colloq private eye, sleuth, Brit sleuth-hound, US P.I., gumshoe, Slang (private) dick, US shamus, eye:
Our operatives reported that Jones had been seen in the company of a known enemy agent
4 espionage or intelligence agent, counter-espionage or counter-intelligence agent, spy, counter-spy, undercover agent or man, (FBI or CIA) agent, US G-man, Colloq US company man, member of the firm:
We had an operative at the top level of the NKVD.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, adjective
+ noun
1 (technical) a worker, especially one who works with their hands: a factory operative + skilled / unskilled operatives
2 (especially AmE) a person who does secret work, especially for a government organization: an intelligence operative
+ adjective
1 [not usually before noun] ready to be used; in use: This law becomes operative immediately. + The station will be fully operative again in January.
2 [only before noun] (medical) connected with a medical operation: operative mortality / treatment
Idioms: the operative word used to emphasize that a particular word or phrase is the most important one in a sentence: I was in love with her-'was' being the operative word.
Collocation Dictionary


be | become | remain


The new system will not become fully operative until next year.

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