Operate is defined as to perform a function or medical procedure.(verb)
See operate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L operatus, pp. of operari, to work < opus (gen. operis): see opus
See operate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb op·er·at·ed, op·er·at·ing, op·er·ates verb, intransitive
Origin: Latin operārī, operāt-
Origin: , from opera, work; see op- in Indo-European roots.
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