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Synonyms for operate





perform surgery


  • perform surgery
  • carry out surgery
  • put someone under the knife

Synonyms for operate

to perform a function effectively

to control or direct the functioning of

to control the course of (an activity)

to react in a specified way

Synonyms for operate

direct or control

perform as expected when applied

perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

keep engaged

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These businesses are licensed by the states where they operate and are subject to applicable state law.
With an average consumption rate of 10.3 KWh for each machine, at current electrical rates it costs $129,750 a year to operate the machines.
This instrument has been designed to operate in any laboratory for the analysis of iron, steel, copper, aluminum, titanium, nickel, cobalt, zinc and other alloys.
The drive can operate above the installed power rating with the same limitation as any fixed speed electric motor with equivalent service factor.
Using the Green system, surgeons "operate" on the image of the patient with instruments that feel real but actually direct the mechanical arms doing the work.
The rules, thus, operate ujustifiably in cliff-like fashion.
In addition to its fleet, the marine division also operates of a ship repair facility in Port Colborne, Ont., a technical supply group specializing in marine consulting and design, and a controller marine group which makes the necessary arrangements for the one self-unloader to operate in the Caribbean.
But for airlines in that bottom, most dangerous twothirds of the industry, that operate four or five planes in a small town and depend on nearly every flight to get off the ground in order to make a profit, the prospect of a quick fix of the books is real.
In fact, Cecil says that a Green Metals operation in Tianjin, China, must operate in as environmentally friendly a way as the plants in the United States, regardless of the mandated standards in that country.
With the new software insertion and the ability to operate in an unclassified environment, commanders can plan, rehearse, train, and execute on one system.
By investing in proactive maintenance, we've developed a less costly way to operate the mill--fixed costs per ton have gone down."
After consummation of the proposal, four of BB&T's bank competitors would operate in the market.
Carrier HMS Illustrious (R 06) can operate either eight Sea Harrier FA 2s and eight Harrier GR 7s; a rotary-wing complement of four Sea King AEW 2s and two Sea King HAS Mk 6s or Merlin HM Mk1s; or a combination of all three.
The speed and granularity with which the pattern discovery algorithm searches for new patterns is critical to the high data reduction rates provided by MSR and the high network speeds at which this technology can operate. The MSR pattern discovery algorithm is able to search the data stream destined for the WAN link in real-time and with very low latency.
The electrical cost associated with the high fan hp of the wet system and associated water system pumps (that operate continuously) are the primary energy consumers.