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The ventilation equipment was not operating properly.
Many computers were still operating on a two-digit dating system.
The motor operates at very high speeds.
The company has been operating in Europe for two years.
Richardson’s will in future operate as a subsidiary of AFA.
All the parties have to operate within the democratic system.
The organization operates on a non-profit basis.
The government will operate an interest-free loan system.
a licence to operate a passenger transport network
Surgeons had to operate to remove the bullet.
The driver of the car was operated on immediately.
We may have to operate on your leg.
Racism operates at many levels, conscious and unconscious.
Very different factors were operating in the local and national elections.
This law effectively operates as a tax on education.
The sales staff usually operate as a team.
Carlson operated by gaining people’s confidence and then taking their money.
She won’t argue with you – that’s not how she operates.
This is the British English definition of operate. View American English definition of operate.