- to work or act together or jointly for a common purpose or benefit.
- to work or act with another or other persons willingly and agreeably.
- to practice economic cooperation.
Origin of cooperate
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Examples from the Web for cooperate
I do not forgive those who saw the attacks and have refused to cooperate with law enforcement.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything
December 16, 2014
“The world is trying to bring a coalition together to cooperate against the threat of ISIS,” he said.Turkey’s Attitude Toward ISIS? Sympathy for the Devil
October 1, 2014
A principled GOP could,” said the Senator, “find people on both left and right to cooperate on issues.My Coffee Klatch With Rand Paul
P. J. O’Rourke
September 27, 2014
Spitz impressed Michaelis as “reliable, trustworthy and intelligent… [and] willing to cooperate.”
Spitz “persuaded Schwend that his best chance would be to confess his activities with the RSHA and to cooperate with us.”
They could do almost everything except communicate and cooperate.The Issahar Artifacts
Jesse Franklin Bone
Now we ought always to cooperate with the lead of the best, which is law.Laws
I must really ask you to cooperate; I believe you fully capable.
I would like you to cooperate fully with Mr. Beardsley's line of approach.
Tell how a scout may cooperate with the board of health in preventing disease.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
- to work or act together
- to be of assistance or be willing to assist
- economics (of firms, workers, consumers, etc) to engage in economic cooperation
Word Origin and History for cooperate
also co-operate, c.1600, from Late Latin cooperatus, past participle of cooperari "to work together with" (see cooperation). Related: Cooperated; cooperating.