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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 op·er·ate /ˈɑpəˌret, ˈɑˌpret/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 op·er·ate /ˈɑp(ə)ˌret/ 動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 操作; 運算

From: Network Terminology

 操作 運算

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Op·er·ate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Operated p. pr. & vb. n. Operating.]
 1. To perform a work or labor; to exert power or strength, physical or mechanical; to act.
 2. To produce an appropriate physical effect; to issue in the result designed by nature; especially Med., to take appropriate effect on the human system.
 3. To act or produce effect on the mind; to exert moral power or influence.
    The virtues of private persons operate but on a few.   --Atterbury.
    A plain, convincing reason operates on the mind both of a learned and ignorant hearer as long as they live.   --Swift.
 4. Surg. To perform some manual act upon a human body in a methodical manner, and usually with instruments, with a view to restore soundness or health, as in amputation, lithotomy, etc.
 5. To deal in stocks or any commodity with a view to speculative profits. [Brokers' Cant]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Op·er·ate, v. t.
 1. To produce, as an effect; to cause.
    The same cause would operate a diminution of the value of stock.   --A. Hamilton.
 2. To put into, or to continue in, operation or activity; to work; as, to operate a machine.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is
           running a relief operation in the Sudan" [syn: run]
      2: 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" [syn: function,
          work, go, run] [ant: malfunction]
      3: handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery
         after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever" [syn: control]
      4: perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to
         secure an advantage in attack or defense [syn: manoeuver,
          maneuver, manoeuvre]
      5: happen; "What is going on in the minds of the people?"
      6: keep engaged; "engaged the gears" [syn: engage, mesh, lock]
         [ant: disengage]
      7: perform surgery on; "The doctors operated ont he patient but
         failed to save his life" [syn: operate on]