- to work, one with another; cooperate, as on a literary work: They collaborated on a novel.
- to cooperate, usually willingly, with an enemy nation, especially with an enemy occupying one's country: He collaborated with the Nazis during World War II.
Origin of collaborate
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Examples from the Web for collaborate
“I was delighted to collaborate,” he said in the interview with Retro Report.Bringing El Salvador Nun Killers to Justice
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It also made it easier for people of different viewpoints to collaborate.You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story
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He was the first person to collaborate with Cuba after the trade embargo of 1960.The Man Behind Marilyn Malkovich
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Another vital way to expand the pie is to collaborate with industry partners.The Latest in High-Tech Chips
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Kimberlin even agreed to collaborate on a book about his story.The Weirdest Story About a Conservative Obsession, a Convicted Bomber, and Taylor Swift You Have Ever Read
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She had suggested, playfully, that she should join her pen to his—that they should collaborate.
As soon as he gets out of the army he and I are going to collaborate on a play.Quin
Alice Hegan Rice
We are going to collaborate on a play and, oh, we have planned to do lots of things.Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer
Jessie Graham Flower
What I was going to suggest was that you and I should collaborate.About Peggy Saville
Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
I think you were born to collaborate, and to collaborate with me.The Collaborators
Robert S. Hichens
- (often foll by on, with, etc) to work with another or others on a joint project
- to cooperate as a traitor, esp with an enemy occupying one's own country
Word Origin and History for collaborate
1871, back-formation from collaborator. Given a bad sense in World War II. Related: Collaborated; collaborating.