It operated a fleet of very old airplanes and had such a woeful safety record that FAA inspectors wanted to ground it.
And he has said he became "uncomfortable" when he learned that the surgeon who operated on his liver was Muslim.
Some more recent examples: Intel was founded in 1968 and operated in a highly competitive, capital intensive industry.
You have to have advanced well into your fifties to remember when it operated at anything like full power.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has operated in Tehran for a number of years.
All cases of phimosis should be operated upon in infancy, by complete or partial circumcision.
New-Haven enjoys an elephant that has corns, and is about to be operated on by a chiropodist.
He, also, was fishing, and I was curious to learn just how he operated.
Not far from his grandmother's residence there was a windmill which operated on a new plan.
It achieved its greatest fame as the railroad which first operated a locomotive of American manufacture.
c.1600, "to be in effect," back-formation from operation, or else from Latin operatus, past participle of operari "to work, labor, toil, take pains" (in Late Latin "to have effect, be active, cause"). Surgical sense is first attested 1799. Meaning "to work machinery" is from 1864 in American English. Related: Operated; operating. Operating system in the computer sense is from 1961.
operate op·er·ate (ŏp'ə-rāt')
v. op·er·at·ed, op·er·at·ing, op·er·ates
To perform surgery.