work; be in action
cut the body in order to set right or remove a diseased part
"She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
"The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"
"Does this old car still run well?"
"This old radio doesn't work anymore"
"do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"
"control the lever"
"What is going on in the minds of the people?"
"engaged the gears"
"The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"
Rivalry usually operates as a stimulant to esteem.
出自： T. Hardy
The company is presently operating from London, but is planning to move to the country.
The surgeons operated upon him for a tumour.
I'm afraid that your leg will have to be operated on, there's no other way to stop the pain.
恐怕你的腿得做手术,没有其他办法止痛。 operate sb on sth
My father is a doctor, he operated a patient on the head last night.
我父亲是医生。他昨晚上给一个病人做了头部手术。 operate on sb/sth
The tractor operates on diesel oil.
These reasons operated on the mind of the hearer.
The medicine will quickly operate on such patients.
误 The doctor decided to operate the patient right away.
正 The doctor decided to operate on the patient right away.
误 The surgeons operated on her a tumour.
正 The surgeons operated on her for a tumour.
析 operate作“对…施行手术,对…开刀”解时须接介词on,再接某人,即operate on sb 结构。在表达“为某人施某种手术”时,则用介词for来引出“某种手术”,即operate on sb for sth 结构。