Definition of "operates" []

  • To function or cause to function (verb)
  • To control the functioning of (verb)
  • To manage, direct, run, or pursue (a business, system, etc) (verb)
  • To perform a surgical operation (upon a person or animal) (verb)
  • To produce a desired or intended effect (verb)
  • To treat or process in a particular or specific way (verb)
  • To conduct military or naval operations (verb)
  • To deal in securities on a stock exchange (verb)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of operate. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "operates" in a sentence
  • "This portion of the title operates wholly on rails, taking you from one scenic shooting gallery to the next."
  • "The label operates under the premise that people don't want to pay money for nothing, and digital music is sort of nothing, so how can it be made into a physical product?"
  • "The room where the team operates is awash with colour."
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