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British English: /ˈɒpəreɪt/
American English: /ˈɑpəˌreɪt/

Translation of operate in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (run)
    faire marcher (appliance, machine, vehicle)
  • 2 (enforce)
    pratiquer (policy, system)
    mettre [quelque chose] en vigueur (ban, control)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (do business, engage in criminal activity) they operate out of London
    ils ont Londres comme base d'opérations
  • 5 [figurative] (work)
    (factor, force, law)
    jouer (in favour of en faveur de) (against contre)
  • 6 (run) does the shuttle service operate on Saturdays?
    est-ce que la navette fonctionne le samedi?
  • 7 (Medicine) we shall have to operate
    il faudra opérer
    to operate on
    opérer (person)
    to be operated on
    être opéré
    to operate on somebody's leg/ear
    opérer quelqu'un à la jambe/l'oreille
    to operate on somebody for appendicitis
    opérer quelqu'un de l'appendicite
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