Definitions For Operate


  • Perform surgery on
  • Perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
  • Handle and cause to function
  • Keep engaged
  • Perform as expected when applied
  • Direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
  • To function or behave in a proper or particular way
  • To use and control (something)
  • To have control of (something, such as a business, department, program, etc.)

Is Operate a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Operate is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Operate in a Sentence

  • They hope to have the windmill operating again tomorrow.
  • The camera also operates underwater.
  • The machine can operate at high speeds.

Synonyms for Operate

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