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  1. operate

    • IPA[ˈɒpəreɪt]

    英式

    • v.
      (of a person) control the functioning of (a machine, process, or system);(of a machine, process, or system) function in a specified manner
    • verb: operate, 3rd person present: operates, gerund or present participle: operating, past tense: operated, past participle: operated

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    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. (of a person) control the functioning of (a machine, process, or system):

      the Prime Minister operates a system of divide and rule

    • 2. (of a machine, process, or system) function in a specified manner:

      market forces were allowed to operate freely

    • 3. be in effect:

      there is a powerful law which operates in politics

    • 4. manage (a business):

      many foreign companies operate factories in the United States

    • 5. (of an organization) be managed in a specified way or from a specified place:

      neither company had operated within the terms of its constitution

    • 6. (of an armed force) conduct military activities in a specified area:

      the mountain bases from which the guerrillas were operating

    • 7. perform a surgical operation:

      surgeons operated on on his jaw yesterday morning

      doctors refused to operate because of the risks involved

    • adj.
      operated by inserting coins in a slot:
    • coin-operated telephones
    • n.
      a machine that is coin-operated.

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    • n. a room in a hospital specially equipped for surgical operations.

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    • n. a profit from business operations (gross profit less operating expenses) before deduction of interest and taxes.

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    • n. a table on which a patient is placed during a surgical operation.

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    • n. a book giving detailed information about how something should be operated:

    • operating manuals for military bulldozers

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    • n. a profit from business operations (gross profit minus operating expenses) before deduction of interest and taxes.

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    • plural detailed information about how something should be operated:

    • it's important that all operating instructions are followed

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    • n. an estimate of the income and expenditure of a company or organization over a set period:

    • an operating budget of £1.2 million

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    • IPA[ˈäpəˌrāt]

    美式

    • v.
      (of a person) control the functioning of (a machine, process, or system):
    • a shortage of workers to operate new machines

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