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General dictionaries General (30 matching dictionaries)
  1. operate: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. operate: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. operate: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. operate: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. operate: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. operate: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Operate, operate: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. operate: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. operate: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. operate: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. operate: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. operate: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. operate: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. operate: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. operate: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. operate: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Operate: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Operate: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. operate: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. operate: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. operate: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. operate: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. operate: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. operate: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  25. operate: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. operate: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. operate: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  28. operate: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. operate: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  2. operate: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. operate: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. operate: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. operate: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. OPERATE: Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary [home, info]
  2. operate: Idioms [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (operate)

verb:  direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
verb:  happen
verb:  handle and cause to function ("Do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol")
verb:  perform surgery on ("The doctors operated ont he patient but failed to save his life")
verb:  perform as expected when applied
verb:  perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
verb:  keep engaged

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Words similar to operate:   function, run, work, control, engage, go, lock, maneuver, manoeuvre, mesh, operated, operating, act, happen, man, operate on, more...

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