operates

present tense third-person singular of operate
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as in uses
to control the mechanical operation of do not operate heavy machinery, including cars, after taking this medication

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as in works
to produce a desired effect the medicine will take an hour or so to operate the first time you use it

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“Operates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/operates. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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