Synonyms for operative

Grammar : Adj
Spell : op-er-uh-tiv, op-ruh-tiv, op-uh-rey-tiv
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɒp ər ə tɪv, ˈɒp rə tɪv, ˈɒp əˌreɪ tɪv

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Définition of operative

Origin :
  • "producing the intended effect," early 15c., from Old French operatif (14c.) or directly from Late Latin operativus "creative, formative," from operat-, past participle stem of operari (see operation). Weakened sense of "significant, important" is from 1955.
  • adj active, functioning; influential
Example sentences :
  • When the operative had withdrawn, the detective turned to Ramon.
  • Extract from : « The Crevice » by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  • Blaine demanded, curtly, when the operative paused at length.
  • Extract from : « The Crevice » by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  • Her father, an operative gardener, removed in 1842 to Torwoodlee, Roxburghshire.
  • Extract from : « The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI » by Various
  • He then went to Karazin as signalman and operative in the railway works.
  • Extract from : « Maxim Gorki » by Hans Ostwald
  • The Spirit of God was operative so far as the unbelief of men permitted.
  • Extract from : « Jesus the Christ » by James Edward Talmage
  • The captain waved his hand and the operative bent to his task.
  • Extract from : « Triplanetary » by Edward Elmer Smith
  • With some subjects, however, verbal imagery alone is operative.
  • Extract from : « The Measurement of Intelligence » by Lewis Madison Terman
  • And it was a real, feeling, active, and operative gratitude that he so put on.
  • Extract from : « Bunyan Characters - Third Series » by Alexander Whyte
  • What operative procedure gives, on the whole, the best results?
  • Extract from : « Glaucoma » by Various
  • In fact, when the donations come to be realised the Operative may be the loser.
  • Extract from : « The Sins of Sverac Bablon » by Sax Rohmer

Antonyms for operative

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