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Pronunciation of Operatives: Learn how to pronounce Operatives in English correctly

Learn how to say Operatives correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word operative:

adjective
1functioning or having effect:
the transmitter is operative
the mining ban would remain operative
[attributive] (of a word) having the most significance in a phrase or sentence:
I was madly—the operative word—in love
2 [attributive] relating to surgery:
wounds needing operative treatment
noun
1a worker, especially one in a manufacturing industry:
the operatives clean the machines at the end of every shift
2chiefly North American a secret agent or private detective:
a CIA operative
Derivatives

operatively

adverb
operativeness

noun
Origin:

late Middle English: from late Latin operativus, from Latin operat- ‘done by labour’, from the verb operari (see operate)