- 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 collaborating
Collaborating with him on a film was the best kind of therapy I could have asked for.Blogger Shares and Shames Cancer in ‘Lily’
December 9, 2014
Hardline clerics and youths suspect moderates of collaborating with the security forces.Al-Shabab’s Anti-Christian Slaughter
December 3, 2014
She is collaborating with the Gap on their style guide campaign, which necessitates working around specific clothing.She's Got the Look: How Pari Ehsan Marries Fashion and Art
August 26, 2014
Next thing he knew, he was in an interrogation room being accused of collaborating with Israel.Gay Palestinians In Israel: The 'Invisible Men'
August 13, 2014
Three Al Jazeera journalists have been jailed in Egypt on trumped-up charges of collaborating with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Then in a lower voice she added: “She has been collaborating with Tupper Browne.”Hidden Water
Then presently she was doing it, collaborating rather in the dialogue that ensued.The Paliser case
Every woman who ever wrote well began by collaborating with a man.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14
Do what you like, and let us make no further pretence of collaborating.The Collaborators
Robert S. Hichens
I had been frequently attracted by the idea of collaborating with him.An Autobiography
- (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 collaborating
1871, back-formation from collaborator. Given a bad sense in World War II. Related: Collaborated; collaborating.