operate operate  /ˈɑ pə ˌreɪt/


  1. (v) direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
  2. (v) perform as expected when applied
  3. (v) handle and cause to function
  4. (v) perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
  5. (v) happen
  6. (v) keep engaged
  7. (v) perform surgery on


  1. And TellMe lets you operate your phone with your voice, promising an end run around those confusing option menus.
  2. Both operate atomic clocks, which are capable of calculating the exact time within an infinitesimally small degree through a process that uses microwaves to manipulate cesium atoms.
  3. At least half a dozen operate openly in Manhattan.


  1. Washington Gas Energy Systems Awarded Contract to Build, Own and Operate Solar Projects in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

    Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc., today announced it signed a contract with Rio Rancho Public Schools, AMSOLAR and Conergy to build, own and operate two 1,215-kilowatt solar arrays at Cleveland and Rio Rancho High Schools.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Omni Hotels & Resorts to Acquire and Operate Five Iconic Resorts

    Omni Hotels & Resorts today announced it has reached a definitive agreement to purchase and operate five distinguished resort properties from entities affiliated with KSL Capital Partners, LLC.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Most nonprofits operate without a risk manager: Survey

    Most nonprofit organizations operate without a dedicated risk manager, according to a survey by insurance brokerage Crystal & Co.The study, “Nonprofit Risk Survey,” includes responses from 116 U.S. nonprofits, such as human services; foundations; and community service, educational and
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Insurance

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  1. Obama says, "If this region slides backwards, if the Taliban retakes this country and al Qaeda can operate with impunity, then more American lives will be at stake."
    on Mar 29, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: WAOW

  2. "I welcome this inquiry and the CIA will co-operate fully," CIA Director Mike Hayden said in a statement. "I welcome it as an opportunity to address questions that have arisen over the destruction back in 2005 of videotapes."
    on Dec 8, 2005 By: Mike Hayden Source: 940 News

  3. "This work will require a leader who can operate with the full faith of Congress and the American people, and without distraction," Daschle said in a statement. "Right now, I am not that leader, and will not be a distraction."
    on Feb 4, 2009 By: Tom Daschle Source: guardian.co.uk

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