“DeMint is where the party is going,” said one GOP operative.
How hard was it to predict that one day I would go on to become a professional Democratic Party operative?
For more than two decades, Maxey has been a fairly well known Democratic operative on the Texas scene.
“I think McConnell and Law have a father-son relationship,” said one GOP operative.
Meanwhile, a Republican operative closely involved with the Turner campaign described the mood in his camp as “cautious.”
No systematic effort is made to interest the children of the operative classes in Greater Britain.
When the operative had withdrawn, the detective turned to Ramon.
After a minute examination, the operative proceeded to work upon the massive safe door.
Blaine demanded, curtly, when the operative paused at length.
In case the symptoms do not disappear the patients are in better condition to stand and react from operative intervention.
"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.
"worker, operator," 1809, from operative (adj.); sense of "secret agent, spy" is first attested 1930, probably from its use by the Pinkerton Detective Agency as a title for their private detectives (1905).
operative op·er·a·tive (ŏp'ər-ə-tĭv, -ə-rā'tĭv, ŏp'rə-)
Of, relating to, or resulting from a surgical operation.
Functioning effectively; efficient.