operate on

  1. perform surgery on
    The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life
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How To Use operate on In A Sentence

  • He is certain that this TV set will operate on batteries.
  • The service will initially operate only with leading brand-name products, keeping customers away from cheaper goods with smaller profit margins. Times, Sunday Times
  • While investigating the dyeing properties of the lichens, I made experiments, with a view to test their colorific power, on as many species as I could obtain in sufficient quantity, to render it at all useful to operate on -- that number, however, being very limited (between forty and fifty). The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, o
  • Who can cooperate on interchanging and improving software.
  • The multi-unit Viennese trams, buses and subways operate on the honor system.
  • Contemporary optics, everything from pocket monoculars to the largest telescopes, operate on nearly identical principles to those of the earliest magnifying instruments.
  • The MMC micro can operate on either 3.3 volts or 1.8 volts, cutting power consumption up to one-sixth that of competing devices.
  • They only operate on the idea of Danegeld, and will do so until military action removes them from power and / or existence. Cafe Hayek
  • Psychologists have built up a detailed picture of how sexual predators operate on their child victims.
  • They guzzle so much energy that desalinators operate only in locations with excess petroleum, or where waste heat from power plants (especially nuclear and geothermal) can be recycled.
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