direct or control; of machinery, projects, businesses, etc.
- "She operated a dating agency"
- "The Johnston company operates three factories"
handle and cause to function
- "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"
- "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"
- operera [ medicin ]
involved in a kind of operation
- "the operating conditions of the oxidation pond"
- "the company had several operating divisions"