Synonyms of operate in English:

operate


See definition of operate

verb

1‘he can operate the machine’

SYNONYMS
work, make go, run, set off, use, utilize, employ, handle, control, wield, ply, manage, be in charge of
drive, steer, guide, pilot, manipulate, manoeuvre, exercise

2‘the machine ceased to operate’

SYNONYMS
function, work, go, run, perform, act, be in action, behave, be in running order, be in working order, be operative
ANTONYMS

break down, fail

3‘the research will examine how the law operates in practice’

SYNONYMS
take effect, act, be in effect, be in force, be in operation, stand, apply, be applied, run, be valid, remain valid, be current, function, be efficacious, hold good, be the case

4‘Hechstetter continued to operate the mines until about 1634’

SYNONYMS
direct, control, manage, run, conduct, carry on, govern, administer, superintend, head, head up, lead, look after, supervise, oversee, preside over, be in charge of, be in control of

5‘when the results of the X-rays are known, doctors will decide whether to operate on Adis’

SYNONYMS
perform surgery, carry out an operation, intervene
informal put someone under the knife