keep sth

They plan to keep the telescope operational until the end of the decade.

declare sth

The weapon system was declared operational in June 2004.


The equipment is now fully operational.

Operational is used with these nouns: ↑capability, ↑detail, ↑duty, ↑effectiveness, ↑efficiency, ↑excellence, ↑expense, ↑flexibility, ↑headquarters, ↑independence, ↑manoeuvre, ↑need, ↑plan, ↑readiness, ↑requirement, ↑system

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