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operate against someone or something

to work against someone or something; to have a negative effect on someone or something. All of this operates against our idea affixing the garage up as a family room. The new vacation policy operates against my plan to take all of July off.
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operate from something

to work out of something or some place. I'm in business for myself. I operate from my home. We operate from a garage in the back of City Hall.
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operate on someone

to perform a surgical operation on someone. They decided not to operate on her. She wasn't operated on after all.
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operate on something

1. to work on something; to work with the insides of something. (As a surgeon might operate.) He tried to operate on his watch and ruined it. Todd operated on the door lock and fixed it.
2. to function or conduct business on a certain principle or assumption. The company has always operated on the theory that the customer is always right. Sam operates on the assumption that everyone is out to get him.
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In contrast, operating expenses for townhouses (26 percent of the survey sample) last year declined 2.
Like a padded cell, INTEGRITY PC prevents Linux, non-memory-protected operating systems such as Wind River's legacy VxWorks, and other insecure and unreliable software from harming the rest of a system while also limiting the harm it can do to itself," explained Dan O'Dowd, founder and chief executive officer of Green Hills Software.
It begins when the operating room nurse calls report of the patient's status to the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) and notification to the operating room charge nurse of completion of the case.
Regulations section 1502-11 requires a consolidated group to determine its consolidated net operating loss as follows.
This article highlights the differences between a high-energy venturi wet scrubber and a pulse jet baghouse, including a comparison of cupola particulate control operating costs and the incremental cost of upgrading a wet system to a higher efficiency baghouse.
Operating systems are complex programs that handle myriad interactions among a computer, a user and the software that is running at any given moment.
To resolve this problem, Microsoft, IBM and Apple are introducing new operating systems to optimize 32-bit microprocessors and improve the performance of most computer applications.
Often, an accounting or finance employee gets the job of dealing with insurance, but he or she doesn't always know as much about operating assets as the people responsible for them.
However, since the operations have yet to achieve a volume that is sufficient to carry all costs in Germany, an operating loss was again reported for this quarter.
An expenditure that does not meet the capital cost test is a current expense because it benefits the current, not future periods, and is to be included in operating expenses.
It is operating a hub in Palma de Mallorca with 240 weekly flights and around 60% of its business comes from routes to and within Spain.
The operating, financing or investing activities will be obscured if inflows and outflows are not reported separately.