Definition of "operatives" []

  • In force, effect, or operation (adjective)
  • Exerting force or influence (adjective)
  • Producing a desired effect; significant (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a surgical procedure (adjective)
  • A worker, esp one with a special skill (noun)
  • A private detective (noun)
  • Plural form of operative. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "operatives" in a sentence
  • "Add in some legislative successes and proactive moves on Beacon Hill, and Patrick, according to legislators, mayors, and political operatives, is emerging from a dark period that saw pundits and even some of his closest allies writing him off."
  • "And conventional wisdom among the younger generation of journalists and operatives is still dominated by the lessons taught by their elders rather than by the recent spate of low-variation elections."
  • "Truth be told, Calbuzz has actually done this with operatives from the Whitman campaign!"