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operate

US [ˈɑpəˌreɪt]
UK [ˈɒpəreɪt]
  • v.操作;工作;运转;动手术
  • Web经营;运作;营运
Simple Present:operates  Present Participle:operating  Past Tense:operated  
operate
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v.
机器machine
1.
[i]
+ adv./prep.
运转;工作to work in a particular way
Most domestic freezers operate at below –18 ˚C.
多数家用冰柜能制冷到零下 18 摄氏度以下。
Solar panels can only operate in sunlight.
太阳能电池板只能在日光下起作用。
Some people can only operate well under pressure.
有些人只有在压力下才工作得好。
2.
[t]
~ sth
操作;控制;使运行to use or control a machine or make it work
What skills are needed to operate this machinery?
操作这种机器需要什么技能?
系统;过程;服务system/process/service
3.
[i][t]
(被)使用;(使)运转to be used or working; to use sth or make it work
A new late-night service is now operating.
现在推出一项新的深夜服务。
The regulation operates in favour of married couples.
这一规定的实施有利于已婚夫妇。
The airline operates flights to 25 countries.
这家航空公司经营飞往 25 个国家的航班。
France operates a system of subsidized loans to dairy farmers.
法国对奶农实行补贴贷款制度。
企业;机构of business/organization
4.
[i]
+ adv./prep.
(以某方式或从某地方)经营,营业to work in a particular way or from a particular place
They plan to operate from a new office in Edinburgh.
他们计划由爱丁堡的新办事处经营。
Illegal drinking clubs continue to operate in the city.
非法饮酒俱乐部继续在城内营业。
医疗medical
5.
[i]
动手术to cut open sb's body in order to remove a part that has a disease or to repair a part that is damaged
The doctors operated last night.
医生昨夜做手术了。
We will have to operate on his eyes.
我们得给他的眼睛动手术。
士兵of soldiers
6.
[i]
(+ adv./prep.)
(在某地)采取军事行动to be involved in military activities in a place
Troops are operating from bases in the north.
部队正从北部基地发动军事行动。

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