operar
transitive verb
1. (to perform a surgery on) 
a. to operate on 
Los cirujanos operaron al paciente durante cuatro horas.The surgeons operated on the patient for four hours.
2. (to cause) 
a. to produce 
El discurso del presidente operó un cambio en la opinión pública.The president's speech produced a change in public opinion.
b. to bring about 
Esa experiencia cercana a la muerte operó una transformación en su vida.The near-death experience brought about a transformation in his life.
3. (to use) (Southern Cone) 
a. to operate 
Solo los empleados autorizados pueden operar la maquinaria.Only authorized personnel can operate the machinery.
intransitive verb
4. (to function) 
a. to operate 
En este barrio opera la mafia italiana.The Italian mafia operates in this neighborhood.
5. (to negotiate) 
a. to deal 
Los comerciantes al por menor operan directamente con los consumidores.Retailers deal directly with customers.
b. to do business 
Nuestra empresa solo opera en España.Our company only does business in Spain.
6. (mathematics) 
a. to operate 
Los estudiantes de matemática aprendieron a operar con números enteros y fracciones.The math students learned how to operate on integers and fractions.
operarse
pronominal verb
7. (to undergo surgery) 
a. to have an operation 
Mi madre se opera del riñón mañana.My mother is having an operation on her kidney tomorrow.
b. to be operated on 
El paciente se va a operar el cinco de mayo.The patient will be operated on on the fifth of May.
8. (to happen) 
a. to occur 
El siglo pasado se operaron cambios radicales en la legislación.Radical changes in the legislation occurred in the past century.
b. to take place 
Con la llegada de los inmigrantes se operó la transformación de la ciudad.The transformation of the city took place with the arrival of immigrants.
c. to come about 
Aunque la moda de hoy y la de hace 50 años parecen tan distintas, el cambio de estilo se operó gradualmente.Although the fashion of today and 50 years ago seem so different, the change in style came about gradually.
operar
transitive verb
1. (enfermo) 
operar a alguien (de algo)to operate on somebody (for something)
el médico que la operóthe surgeon who operated on her
le operaron del hígadothey've operated on his liver
me han operado de apendicitisI had my appendix out
casi me tienen que operar de urgenciaI almost needed an emergency operation
2. (cambio) 
a. to bring about, to produce 
intransitive verb
3. (general) 
a. to operate 
operarse
pronominal verb
4. (enfermo) 
a. to be operated on, to have an operation 
operar del estómagoto have a stomach operation
se ha operado de un tumorhe's had an operation to remove a tumor
5. (cambio) 
a. to occur, to come about 
operar
transitive verb
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
intransitive verb
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
pronominal verb
operarse
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
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Verb Conjugations for operar
Gerund: operando
Participle: operado
Indicative
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yooperooperéoperabaoperaríaoperaré
operasoperasteoperabasoperaríasoperarás
él/ella/Ud.operaoperóoperabaoperaríaoperará
nosotrosoperamosoperamosoperábamosoperaríamosoperaremos
vosotrosoperáisoperasteisoperabaisoperaríaisoperaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.operanoperaronoperabanoperaríanoperarán
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