"operated" in the verb sense
1. operate, run
direct or control projects, businesses, etc.
"She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
2. function, work, operate, go, run
perform as expected when applied
"The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"
"Does this old car still run well?"
"This old radio doesn't work anymore"
3. operate, control
handle and cause to function
"do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"
"control the lever"
4. manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre, operate
perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
5. engage, mesh, lock, operate
"engaged the gears"
6. operate on, operate
perform surgery on
"The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"
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