Synonyms of functioning


1. operation, functioning, performance, process, physical process

usage: process or manner of functioning or operating; "the power of its engine determines its operation"; "the plane's operation in high winds"; "they compared the cooking performance of each oven"; "the jet's performance conformed to high standards"


1. function, work, operate, go, run

usage: perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"

2. serve, function, suffice, do, answer, serve

usage: serve a purpose, role, or function; "The tree stump serves as a table"; "The female students served as a control group"; "This table would serve very well"; "His freedom served him well"; "The table functions as a desk"

3. officiate, function, serve

usage: perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function; "His wife officiated as his private secretary"


1. functioning (vs. malfunctioning), running(prenominal), operative, functional, working(prenominal), up(predicate)

usage: performing or able to perform its regular function; "a functioning flashlight"

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