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operate
Part of Speech: verb
Results: 7
1. To perform a work or labor; to exert power or strengh, physical or mechanical; to act.
3. To act or produce effect on the mind; to exert moral power or influence.
4. To perform some manual act upon a human body in a methodical manner, and usually with instruments, with a view to restore soundness or health, as in amputation, lithotomy, etc.
5. To deal in stocks or any commodity with a view to speculative profits.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To produce, as an effect; to cause.
2. To put into, or to continue in, operation or activity; to work; as, to operate a machine.
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