Operative may refer to:

  • Political operative or campaign staff
  • A member of a tactical unit
  • The Operative, a character from the television series Firefly
  • The Operative: No One Lives Forever, a 2000 video game
  • Operative Media, an advertising company, founded 2000

Read more about Operative:  See Also

Famous quotes containing the word operative:

    I think the fall from the farmer to the operative as great and memorable as that from the man to the farmer.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    In the operative opinion of the world, he who is already fully provided with what is necessary for him, that man shall have more; while he who is deplorably destitute of the same, he shall have taken away from him even that which he hath. Yet the world vows it is a very plain, downright matter-of-fact, plodding, humane sort of world.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)