An active Taliban operative and former senior official agrees.
“DeMint is where the party is going,” said one GOP operative.
“Unlike the other talkers, he had an actual Washington career,” said one top Republican operative.
How hard was it to predict that one day I would go on to become a professional Democratic Party operative?
I would receive orders from the Border Emir, the operative who was responsible for smuggling operations.
No systematic effort is made to interest the children of the operative classes in Greater Britain.
And it was a real, feeling, active, and operative gratitude that he so put on.
After a minute examination, the operative proceeded to work upon the massive safe door.
When the operative had withdrawn, the detective turned to Ramon.
In case the symptoms do not disappear the patients are in better condition to stand and react from operative intervention.
"producing the intended effect," early 15c., from Old French operatif (14c.) or directly from Late Latin operativus "creative, formative," from operat-, past participle stem of operari (see operation). Weakened sense of "significant, important" is from 1955.
"worker, operator," 1809, from operative (adj.); sense of "secret agent, spy" is first attested 1930, probably from its use by the Pinkerton Detective Agency as a title for their private detectives (1905).
operative op·er·a·tive (ŏp'ər-ə-tĭv, -ə-rā'tĭv, ŏp'rə-)
Of, relating to, or resulting from a surgical operation.
Functioning effectively; efficient.