Definition Operate

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Definition

to operate (a machine): to control, to use (a machine); to make (a machine) work, function
verb

to operate (on somebody's heart): to perform surgery (on somebody's heart)
verb

an operation (medicine, business): surgery, a surgical procedure (medicine); a business, a procedure, an organization (business)
noun
Pronunciation examples
UK: Do you know how to operate a photocopier?
US: The surgeon operated on her appendix.

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