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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] operatus, past participle of operari to work, from opus, operis, work, labor

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to operate

Third person singular
operat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to operate (third-person singular simple present operat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To perform a work or labor; to exert power or strength, physical or mechanical; to act.
  2. To produce an appropriate physical effect; to issue in the result designed by nature; especially (Med.), to take appropriate effect on the human system.
  3. To act or produce effect on the mind; to exert moral power or influence.
  4. (medicine) To perform some manual act upon a human body in a methodical manner, and usually with instruments, with a view to restore soundness or health, as in amputation, lithotomy, etc.
  5. To deal in stocks or any commodity with a view to speculative profits.
  6. To produce, as an effect; to cause.
  7. To put into, or to continue in, operation or activity; to work; as, to operate a machine.

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Italian

Adjective

operate pl.

  1. Feminine form of operato.

Verb

operate

  1. second-person plural present tense of operare
  2. second-person plural imperative of operare
  3. feminine plural past participle of operare

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