Student Thesaurus

One entry found for operate.
Entry Word: operate
Function: verb
Text: 1 to control the mechanical operation of <do not operate heavy machinery, including cars, after taking this medication>
Synonyms handle, run, work
Related Words use; maneuver, manipulate, ply, wield; command, control, direct, drive, guide, pilot, steer
2 to look after and make decisions about <it takes years to learn how to operate that business so that it makes money> -- see CONDUCT 1
3 to produce a desired effect <the medicine will take an hour or so to operate the first time you use it> -- see ACT 2
4 to put into action or service <wouldn't dream of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol> -- see USE 1