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Synonyms for operate

Synonyms for (verb) operate

Synonyms: operate, operate on Definition: perform surgery on Usage: The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life

Similar words: treat, care for Definition: provide treatment for Usage: The doctor treated my broken leg; The nurses cared for the bomb victims; The patient must be treated right away or she will die; Treat the infection with antibiotics

Synonyms: operate Definition: happen Usage: What is going on in the minds of the people?

Similar words: come about, take place, go on, hap, happen, fall out, pass, pass off, occur Definition: come to pass Usage: What is happening?; The meeting took place off without an incidence; Nothing occurred that seemed important

Synonyms: operate, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre Definition: perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

Similar words: go, move Definition: have a turn; make one's move in a game Usage: Can I go now?

Synonyms: operate, control Definition: handle and cause to function Usage: do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol; control the lever

Similar words: manipulate Definition: hold something in one's hands and move it

Synonyms: lock, mesh, operate, engage Definition: keep engaged Usage: engaged the gears

Similar words: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: operate, run Definition: direct or control; projects, businesses, etc. Usage: She is running a relief operation in the Sudan

Similar words: direct Definition: be in charge of