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