in·​ter·​op·​er·​ate ˌin-tər-ˈä-pə-ˌrāt How to pronounce interoperate (audio)
interoperated; interoperating

intransitive verb

: to operate together
… their individual components, configurable from one interface, are designed to interoperate smoothlyNarasu Rebbapragada

Examples of interoperate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The multitude of diagnosis code systems like ICD, CPT, SNOMED and RxNorm have differing formats that do not interoperate smoothly. David Lareau, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Bluesky’s approach to this is something called the AT Protocol, which powers Bluesky’s own platform but which is also a technology that anyone can use right now to host their own servers and, eventually, interoperate with a bunch of other networks. Nilay Patel, The Verge, 25 Mar. 2024 Assuming that Tesla can maintain the high degree of reliability of its Superchargers when interoperating with non-Tesla vehicles, this could address at least one of the biggest challenges that other automakers have in selling EVs. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 This universe will interoperate with Fortnite, the wildly popular gaming universe that has seen more than 237 million players in the last 30 days, according to Active Player. Megan Poinski, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 Messaging companies that want to interoperate with WhatsApp or Messenger will need to sign an agreement with the company and follow its terms. Matt Burgess, WIRED, 6 Feb. 2024 The hub also allows Ikea’s devices to interoperate with smart home ecosystems from Google, Amazon, and Apple when at home or away. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, 28 Nov. 2023 Organize markets to interoperate within the context of new economic systems. John G. Singer, Fortune, 10 Aug. 2023 Their messaging apps will have to interoperate with others. Richard Lawler, The Verge, 4 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1699, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interoperate was in 1699

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Cite this Entry

“Interoperate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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