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To work, or to start working (of a piece of machinery) - thesaurus

Synonyms

operate

verb

if equipment operates, it works and does what it is intended to do

come on

to start working by being switched on

function

verb

to work or operate in a particular way

work

verb

to operate in a satisfactory way

run

verb

if a machine or engine runs, or if you run it, it is working

go on

if something such as a light or an electricity supply goes on, it starts working or becomes available

play

verb

to make something such as a radio, CD etc start to produce sounds, or to be made to do this

cut in

if a piece of equipment cuts in, it starts operating automatically when it is needed

into operation

if something comes or goes into operation, it starts to work or become effective

cope

verb

used about systems and machines

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deploy

verb

if a piece of equipment deploys, it works correctly when you use it

engage

verb

if a part of a machine engages, or if you engage it, it fits into another part so that they work together

go up

if lights go up, especially in a theatre or cinema, they are switched on and gradually become brighter

operation

noun

used about the way that a machine or piece of equipment operates

start

verb

to begin to work

switch on

if you switch on something such as a light or a machine, or if it switches on, you make it start working

write

verb

a pen that does not write does not work

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