verb (used without object), op·er·at·ed, op·er·at·ing.
- to carry on operations in war.
- to give orders and accomplish military acts, as distinguished from doing staff work.
verb (used with object), op·er·at·ed, op·er·at·ing.
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The app will operate on a freemium model, with some of the simpler biological clocks and combined age score available for free, but some of the more sophisticated clocks will require payment to unlock.What’s your biological age? A new app promises to reveal it—and help you slow the aging process|Jeremy Kahn|September 17, 2020|Fortune
Kriel, 47, owns and operates Elli’s Kosher Kitchen, the only kosher catering company in Dubai.
Overdoses have gone up, while treatment centers are operating at limited capacity and struggling to stay afloat.Substance abuse makes Covid-19 even more dangerous|Annalisa Merelli|September 16, 2020|Quartz
Society is making it clear that business has to do better, or risk losing its license to operate.Announcing Fortune Connect, our new membership community|Alan Murray|September 15, 2020|Fortune
He averaged almost 33 points per game on 53 percent shooting, taking full advantage of the abundance of space with which he had to operate.Everything Should Be On The Table For The Houston Rockets. Even James Harden’s Future.|Chris Herring (firstname.lastname@example.org)|September 14, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
But it takes more than just pilots to operate the drone fleet.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says|Dave Majumdar|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
"We will continue to operate in Portland," Uber spokeswoman Eva Behrend told The Oregonian.
They operate in a realm largely untouched by legislation, unions, and guilds.
Crowd labor platforms like Amazon Mechanical Turk operate with few rules and little protection for workers.
Without the proper equipment to repair and operate the Mohajer-4 it may be more of a photo prop than a piece of weaponry.
Then they were to co-operate with an army moving up from Arkansas, and the State would be redeemed.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
The leaguers were now anxious to co-operate with the Americans in compelling the Spaniards to evacuate the Archipelago.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
It may be that the expedition was intended first to operate as a diversion, and then to join Bruce himself in Nithsdale.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
Leander had but the one to operate his stick with, while Ernest was drivin' both fists right into the darkness in front of him.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
It is difficult, however, to trace the mode in which they operate on a substance of such complexity as the soil.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry|Thomas Anderson