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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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BB&T operates the largest depository institution in the market, controlling deposits of $144.
The venturi spray water typically operates at 90F (32C) with a suspended solids content of less than 50 ppm.
According to its website, the carrier currently operates a fleet of 30 aircraft comprising seven A320s, four A321s, 17 757s and two 767s.
The carrier will operate one daily morning flight except Saturdays and one daily evening flight on the route.
is a healthcare services company which operates senior living communities.
SSFHS is a regional healthcare system that operates 12 hospitals along the I-65 corridor between Chicago and Indianapolis.
The Company principally operates its lending activities within the Inland Empire region of Southern California, and the coastal communities of Los Angeles and Orange counties.
Currently, the LAN Alliance operates 56 passenger aircraft and seven dedicated freighters.
Currently, the Company operates 54 passenger aircraft and seven dedicated freighters.
The number of vehicles that Exel operates in Belgium?
Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, OCF operates a 513-licensed bed hospital and 24 clinics located throughout the New Orleans and Baton Rouge market.
PVH maintains a leading 33% market share position, although it operates in a fragmented market with four competitors that have market share positions ranging from 12%-16%.
through subsidiaries, owns and operates the Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort in Chester, West Virginia; Scioto Downs in Columbus, Ohio; the Ramada Inn and Speedway Casino in North Las Vegas, Nevada; Binion's Horseshoe Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, which the Company operates jointly with Harrah's; and holds a license to build Presque Isle Downs, a thoroughbred racetrack with pari-mutuel racing in Erie, Pennsylvania.
has total assets of $146 million and operates an integrated high-technology telecommunications business in Western Pennsylvania providing competitive and local exchange services, long distance, business phone systems and Internet services through its subsidiaries, North Pittsburgh Telephone Company, Penn Telecom, Inc.