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Operative

Antonyms for operative:

medical, kaput, insignificant, malfunctioning, inoperative, inactive.

Synonyms for operative:

Sense 1

expeditious, useful, usefully, time-saving, functionally, working girl, worthwhile, well-run, invaluable, utilizable, nifty, constructive, proven, Begun, operator, Workwoman, Workingman, workingwoman, active, employable, well-oiled, on-stream, well-worn, packer.

Sense 2

laborer, effectively, online, utilitarian, handily, purposeful, tailored, forewoman, roustabout, general-purpose, valuable, expedient, meaningful, shop floor, paymaster.

Sense 3

handy, running, accessible, sweetly, powerful, spook, alive, priceless, worker, tailor-made, practicable.

Sense 4

deadly.

Sense 5

worth, robust.

Sense 6

hand.

Sense 10

smooth.

Sense 12

open.

Sense 14

strong.

Sense 15

man.

inquirer

investigator.

matter of fact

practical.

police officer

detective.

secret agent

spy, secret agent.

useful

helpful.

Other synonyms and related words:

efficient, dick, artificer, pi, employable, live, on, intelligence agent, priceless, good, roustabout, fruitful, accessible, helpful, expeditious, invaluable, Workingman, robust, operator, open, investigator, practicable, running, going, important, in effect, practical, operant, mechanic, online, laborer, detective, workman, key, living, constructive, operational, preoperative, useful, private eye, alive, spy, Begun, expedient, hand, principal investigator, usable, shamus, spook, efficacious, working girl, sleuth, powerful, secret agent, private investigator, Intelligencer, operating, surgical, functioning, mole, productive, strong, active, in force, potent, significant, postoperative, tailor-made, working, effective, utilitarian, tailored, man, sherlock, packer, workingwoman, worker, functional, artisan, utilizable, in operation, paymaster, worthwhile, effectual, operable, intelligence officer, gumshoe, private detective, Workwoman, proven, artist, useable.

active (adjective)

at work, functioning, going, in force, operating.

active, functioning; influential (adjective)

important, functional, open, employable, key, live, running, usable, efficient, significant, accessible, alive, practicable, working, operational, in operation, effective, in force.

all (adjective)

running, functional, working, surgical.

effective (adjective)

in operation, potent.

influential (adjective)

efficient.

running (adjective)

running.

working (adjective)

functional.

Sense 2 (noun)

practical, useful, valuable, worthwhile, helpful.

Sense 3 (noun)

forewoman, packer, accessible, practicable, man, paymaster, employable, operable, utilizable, usable, open.

Sense 4 (noun)

active, alive, going.

agent (noun)

appointee, impresario, agent, proxy, agency, middleman, lieutenant, delegate, go-between, emissary, alternate, attorney, deputy, liaison, ombudsman, vehicle, surrogate, broker, factor, instrument, intermediary, mediator, substitute, second, actor, executor, auxiliary, representative.

operative (noun)

good, operational, functional, secret agent, effective, private investigator, private detective, in operation, operating, intelligence officer, functioning, important, intelligence agent, preoperative, running, working, surgical, in force, operant, pi, postoperative, private eye, significant, sherlock, at work, key, in effect, shamus.

operator (noun)

operant.

private detective (noun)

sleuthhound, dick.

private investigator (noun)

private detective.

roustabout (noun)

workman, Workingman, Workwoman, workingwoman, working girl.

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