Definitions for "Operative"
Keywords:  felony, career, justice, probe, week
a federal felony against national security
a felony, and it can cause the sources developed during an entire career to run dry up
a felony in this country
Keywords:  teacup, tempest
a tempest in a teacup
a feud between the Central Intelligence Agency and the White House over whether top administration officials politicized intelligence information in the buildup to the Iraq war
a violation of the federal Intelligence Identities Protection Act
An intelligence officer or agent operating in the field.
Having the power of acting; hence, exerting force, physical or moral; active in the production of effects; as, an operative motive; operative laws.
being in force or having or exerting force; "operative regulations"; "the major tendencies operative in the American political system"
a major scandal that still has been met with relative silence in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall
a forgone conclusion, but the movie treats it with the burdensome weight of a Biblical betrayal
in relation to free gardening, an 'operative' member was one whose income was wholly or in part derived from horticulture, including market gardeners, foresters, estate gardeners, nurserymen, and greengrocers.
One who acts as an agent of another, especially a detective or spy.
a person secretly employed in espionage for a government
someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
a crime committed against this country (treason), he said
a crime, too
a federal crime
Keywords:  manufactory, artisan, esp, mill, brakes
A skilled worker; an artisan; esp., one who operates a machine in a mill or manufactory.
(of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing; "in running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes"
a remarkable case study in misdirection, a campaign whose scaffolding of spin is plain for all to see
Based upon, or consisting of, an operation or operations; as, operative surgery.
of or relating to a surgical operation; "operative surgery"
relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine; "a surgical appendix"; "a surgical procedure"; "operative dentistry"
Keywords:  bigger, issue
a bigger issue
Producing the appropriate or designed effect; efficacious; effective; as, an operative dose, rule, or penalty.
effective; producing a desired effect; "the operative word"
Keywords:  disaster, agency
a disaster for our agency
Keywords:  bad, thing
a very bad thing
Keywords:  action, working
working, in action