Sinonimi inglese britannico
(aggettivo ) 
Definition
in force, effect, or operation
The scheme was soon operative.
Sinonimi
in force
The new tax is already in force.
, ,
effective
The new rules will become effective in the next few days.
, ,
functioning
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active
Guerrilla groups are active in the province.
, ,
in effect
,
in business
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operational
The new space station will be fully operational by next year.
,
functional
We have fully functional smoke alarms on all staircases.
,
in operation
The night-time curfew remains in operation.
, ,
serviceable
His Arabic was serviceable enough.
Contrari
, , , ,
unusable
, ,
nonfunctional
(aggettivo ) 
Definition
in force, effect, or operation
Make sure that the safety equipment is operative.
Sinonimi
working
the oldest working steam engine in the world
, , ,
functioning
(aggettivo ) 
Definition
(of a word) particularly relevant or significant
Just stir it gently – `gently' being the operative word.
Sinonimi
relevant
Make sure you enclose all the relevant certificates.
, , ,
fitting
The President's address was a fitting end to the campaign.
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appropriate
It is appropriate that Irish names dominate the list.
, ,
influential
He had been influential in shaping economic policy.
,
apt
The words of this report are as apt today as they were in 1929.
,
applicable
What is reasonable for one family is not applicable for another.
, ,
pertinent
She had asked some pertinent questions.
,
apposite
Recent events have made his central theme even more apposite.
,
germane
the suppression of documents which were germane to the case
(sostantivo ) 
Definition
a worker with a special skill
In an automated car plant there is not a human operative to be seen.
Sinonimi
worker
Wages have been frozen and workers laid off.
,
hand
He now works as a farm hand.
,
employee
Many of the company's employees are women.
, ,
labourer
Her husband had been a farm labourer.
,
workman or woman or person
The workmen were building a fence around the area.
,
artisan
They have been restored by a stonemason and artisan.
,
machinist
,
working man or woman or person
(sostantivo ) 
(US, Canadian)  The CIA wants to protect its operatives.
Sinonimi
spy
He was jailed for five years as an alleged spy.
,
secret agent
He was blacklisted as a secret agent.
,
double agent
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secret service agent
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undercover agent
, ,
foreign agent
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fifth columnist
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nark (British, Australian, New Zealand, slang)

sinonimi aggiuntivi

in the sense of active
Guerrilla groups are active in the province.
Sinonimi
functioning,
at work,
in business,
in action,
in the sense of applicable
Definition
appropriate or relevant
What is reasonable for one family is not applicable for another.
in the sense of apposite
Definition
suitable or appropriate
Recent events have made his central theme even more apposite.
Sinonimi

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