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operateverb accomplish, achieve, act, act upon, administrate, assume responsibility, attain, bring about, carry into execution, carry on, carry out, cause, command, conduct, control, deal with, direct, do, drive, effect, effectuate, enforce, engage in, execute, exercise, exercise power over, exert, fulfill, function, govern, handle, have charge of, impel, implement, lead, look after, manage, maneuver, manipulate, militate, minister, move, officiate, oversee, perform, perpetrate, pilot, practice, preside over, prevail over, put into effect, put into practice, regulate, rule, run, steer, superintend, supervise, take care of, take charge of, work
Associated concepts: operate to the detriment of a party
See also: administer, commit, conduct, control, employ, exercise, exert, exploit, function, handle, manage, manipulate, militate, perpetrate, ply, regulate, transact, use, wield