- 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 collaborated
To fill demand, the Martins collaborated with baker John Gendusa who developed a 40-inch loaf of French bread to reduce waste.New Orleans Celebrates Its Favorite Sandwich at the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival
November 26, 2013
“His job requires being able to work 18 hours a day and he cannot,” says a Saudi who has collaborated closely with Bandar.Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Arabia’s Gatsby, Master Spy
November 16, 2013
Lake and Goeas have collaborated on this bipartisan poll, now sponsored by George Washington University, since the 1990s.Battleground Poll Says the Dems May Be All Right
November 4, 2013
You just introduced Kanye West at the MTV VMAs and collaborated with him on the song “Hurricane.”Jared Leto on His Brilliant Performance as a Transsexual in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’
September 10, 2013
VFiles has collaborated with the film on a limited-edition evidence bag filled with cheeky goods.Now You Can Buy Some of the Bling Ring’s Stolen Cache
Misty White Sidell
June 14, 2013
Collaborated with his brother in home life and in building Rome.Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date
For some reason, however, the collaborated volume did not materialize.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
He also collaborated with Leopardi on the Vendramin tomb in the same church.
Later, Antonio collaborated with his younger brother, Bartolomeo.
He collaborated with Glinka in writing "Ruslan and Liudmila."Letters of Anton Chekhov
- (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 collaborated
1871, back-formation from collaborator. Given a bad sense in World War II. Related: Collaborated; collaborating.