Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
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
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.
a part of an atom that moves around the nucleus (=centre) and has a negative electrical charge