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operative

synonym (synonym of operative)

antonym (antonym of operative)

  • (adj.all)
    not working or taking effect (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    requiring or amenable to treatment by medicine especially as opposed to surgery (adj.all)
     

similar (similar with operative)

  • (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing (adj.all)
    performing or able to perform its regular function (adj.all)
     
  • being in force or having or exerting force (adj.all)
    having influence or producing an effect (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    exerting force or influence (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    being in effect or operation (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    serving to permit or facilitate further work or activity (adj.all)
     
  • effective; producing a desired effect (adj.all)
    important in effect or meaning (adj.all)
     
  • relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine (adj.all)
    happening or done before and in preparation for a surgical operation (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    happening or done after a surgical operation (adj.all)
     

hypernym (operative IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • a person secretly employed in espionage for a government (noun.person)
    a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations (noun.person)
     
  • someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information (noun.person)
    an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public (noun.person)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF operative relation)

  • a person secretly employed in espionage for a government (noun.person)
    an operative serving as a penetration into an intelligence target (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a secret agent who incites suspected persons to commit illegal acts (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    an operative who acts as a courier or go-between from a case officer to a secret agent in a hostile area (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    an operative who also serves as an official staffer of an intelligence service (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a secret agent who was one of the Navajos who devised and used a code based on their native language; the code was unbroken by the Japanese during Wor more.. (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    an undercover agent who is given no official cover (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    (military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    an operative who initiates his own defection (usually to a hostile country) for political asylum (noun.person)
     
  • someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information (noun.person)
    a private detective employed by a hotel or retail store (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a private detective (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a private detective employed by a merchant to stop pilferage (noun.person)
     

derivation (.... is derived from operative)

  • (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing (adj.all)
    capable of serving a purpose well (noun.attribute)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    handle and cause to function (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    perform as expected when applied (verb.contact)
     
  • relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine (adj.all)
    a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures (noun.cognition)
     
  • (verb.body)
    perform surgery on (verb.body)
     
synonym antonym similar hypernym hyponym derivation intelligence agent intelligence officer secret agent pi private detective private eye inoperative medical operant effective in operation operating working functioning detective agent hotel detective house detective inquiry agent store detective agent-in-place agent provocateur functionality control function go operation surgery

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