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operate / manejar
 
operate   [ˈɒpəreɪt]
A. -transitive verb
1. (=work)
[+machine, vehicle, switchboard]   manejar
[+switch, lever]   accionar
·can you operate this machine?
·¿sabes manejar esta masculineáquina?
·this switch operates a fan
·este interruptor activa un ventilador
2. (=run, manage)
[+company]   dirigir
[+service]   ofrecer
[+system]   aplicar
[+mine, oil well, quarry]   explotar
·they operate a system of flexible working hours
·aplican un horario flexible de trabajo
B. -intransitive verb
1. (=function)
[machine, system, principle, mind]   funcionar
[person]   actuar,   obrar
[law]   regir
·she knows how to operate in a crisis
·sabe cómo actuar or obrar en los momentos difíciles
·we operate on the principle that ...
·partimos del principio de que ...
·special laws operate in Northern Ireland
·en Irlanda del Norte rigen leyes especiales
2. (=act, influence)
[drug, propaganda]   actuar   (on   sobre)
[factors]   intervenir
·advertising operates on the subconscious
·la publicidad actúa sobre el subconsciente
3. (=carry on one'noun business)
[person]   trabajar
[company, factory, criminal, service]   operar
[airport]   funcionar
·we shall be operating under difficult conditions
·trabajaremos en unas condiciones difíciles
·we were operating at a loss
·estábamos operando con déficit
·an airline operating out of Heathrow
·una compañía aérea con base en Heathrow or que opera desde Heathrow
·a drug ring operating in New York
·una red de narcotráfico que opera en Nueva York
·this service does not operate on Sundays
·este servicio no opera or no funciona los domingos
·all flights are operating normally
·todos los vuelos estánoun operando con normalidad
4. (medicine)   operar
·to operate [on] somebody (for something)
·operar a somebody, someone (de algo)
·she was operated on for appendicitis
·la operaron de apendicitis
·to operate on somebody'noun back/eyes
·operar a somebody, someone de la espalda/de la vista
 
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