- 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 cooperating
She claims the FBI tried to enlist her as a cooperating source in their investigation.
The dangerous, anti-American course of action the show suggests: cooperating with the United Nations.How a War-Weary Vet Created ‘The Twilight Zone’
November 13, 2014
Cooperating with Assad is also the only feasible way, at present, to lessen the humanitarian nightmare in Syria.There’s Only One Way to Beat ISIS: Work With Assad and Iran
Leslie H. Gelb
October 18, 2014
Today, Stephenson is cooperating with a federal investigation of the eBay reseller whom he purchased these works from.Why eBay Is an Art Forger’s Paradise
August 19, 2014
In April, Scott Raab and Lisa Brennan at Esquire reported that Wildstein was cooperating with Fishman.Who Isn’t Investigating Chris Christie?
June 25, 2014
Cooperating with them were some regular church organizations.
And whenever they are in action they are cooperating with external materials and energies.Human Nature and Conduct
He's an artist, but we beat him by cooperating to make machines.Northwest!
Instead of cooperating with police, he went to work on his own.Saboteurs on the River
Mildred A. Wirt
"But you are not cooperating, Colonel Hampton," the psychiatrist complained.Dearest
Henry Beam Piper
- 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 cooperating
also co-operate, c.1600, from Late Latin cooperatus, past participle of cooperari "to work together with" (see cooperation). Related: Cooperated; cooperating.