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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, companies including IT consulting company Infosys, data security firm Okera, and A.I. automation company DataRobot have all agreed to make their outside software apps interoperate with Snowflake's systems. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, 8 June 2021 Now, everything can be stored securely except for email, calendar and contacts functions that need to interoperate with multiple providers. Joseph Menn, Washington Post, 7 Dec. 2022 Gartner listed it among the top eight security trends for 2021 because of the exponential growth of machines and inability for traditional security tools to scale and interoperate with modern cloud environments. Kevin Bocek, Forbes, 6 July 2021 In some cases, the platform operators will need to allow third parties to interoperate with their services. David Meyer, Fortune, 15 Dec. 2020 This ability to interoperate with foreign air forces, using spare parts and weapons under wartime conditions, is a big plus. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 11 Jan. 2023 Amazon says Alexa can interoperate with over 140,000 products. Geoffrey A. Fowler, Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2022 These possibilities are brought to life via technologies, which help CI mechanisms scale and interoperate across contexts. Wired, 15 Aug. 2022 Google is going on the offensive again with a website encouraging Apple to adopt RCS so the messaging systems interoperate. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 13 Aug. 2022 See More

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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 25 Mar. 2023.

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