"operar" can be a verb. You can see the conjugations below.

transitive verb
1. (enfermo)
  • operar a alguien (de algo) -> to operate on somebody (for something)
  • el médico que la operó -> the surgeon who operated on her
  • le operaron del hígado -> they've operated on his liver
  • me han operado de apendicitis -> I had my appendix out
  • casi me tienen que operar de urgencia -> I almost needed an emergency operation
2. to bring about, to produce (cambio)
intransitive verb
3. to operate
pronomial verb
1. to be operated on, to have an operation (enfermo)
  • operar del estómago -> to have a stomach operation
  • se ha operado de un tumor -> he's had an operation to remove a tumor
2. to occur, to come about (cambio)

operar [o-pay-rar’]
article & verb transitive
1. To produce, to bring about (cambio, cura).
2. To operate. (Medical)
3. To use, to operate (máquina); to manage (negocio). (Ante Meridian & Latin American) (m)
  • Operar a uno de apendicitis -> to operate on somebody for appendicitis
verb neuter
4. To operate, to act. (n)
5. To operate, to deal. (Commerce) (m)
verb reflexive
6. To occur (ocurrir).
7. To have an operation. (Medical)

1 (producir) [+cambio] to produce; bring about; [+cura] to effect; [+milagro] to work
2 (Med) [+paciente] to operate on
operar a algn de apendicitis to operate on sb for appendicitis
3 [+máquina] to operate; use
4 (dirigir) [+negocio] to manage; run; [+mina] to work; exploit
1 también (Matemáticas) to operate
2 (Com) to deal; do business
hoy no se ha operado en la bolsa there has been no dealing o trading on the stock exchange today
1 (producirse) to occur; come about
se han operado grandes cambios great changes have been made o have come about; there have been great changes
2 (Med) to have an operation;de for

Verb Conjugations for "operar" (go to to run, to manage, to operate; to operate on)


yo opero operé operaba operaría operaré
operas operaste operabas operarías operarás
él/ella/Ud. opera operó operaba operaría operará
nosotros operamos operamos operábamos operaríamos operaremos
vosotros operáis operasteis operabais operaríais operaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds. operan operaron operaban operarían operarán
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