- 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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Related Words for collaboratorcolleague, assistant, associate, co-worker, partner, teammate, helper, quisling, confederate
Examples from the Web for collaborator
Contemporary Examples of collaborator
My collaborator, Darcy Evans, and I are very insistent on calling Stealing Sam a “one-person play” and not a solo show.Into the Grindr of the Gay Dating Game: Sex, Death, and Aging in ‘Stealing Sam’
September 18, 2014
That year was really the first year that I stepped over the threshold and became more of a collaborator.‘Boyhood’ Star Ellar Coltrane: An Astonishing Debut 12 Years in the Making
July 11, 2014
As his classmate and National Lampoon collaborator John Weidman put it: "He would have used Clearasil if he could."Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon
Robert Sam Anson
March 1, 2014
What is the great chronicler of the Shoah doing being chummy with a collaborator?Confessions of a Death Camp Collaborator: Claude Lanzmann’s ‘The Last of the Unjust’
February 7, 2014
He recently made his directorial debut—along with collaborator Nat Faxon—on the film The Way, Way Back.Exclusive: Take a Look Inside the Writers' Room of AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’
July 25, 2013
Historical Examples of collaborator
The next step was to secure my victim—my collaborator, I preferred to call him.There is a Reaper ...
Charles V. De Vet
It has been stated, too, that Cœlius had more than one collaborator.
"Boomerang" is the joint nom-de-plume of a Young Australian and his collaborator.Australia Revenged
Henry softened the rigour of his collaborator's pen in something like half an hour.A Great Man
Still, we think Wagner might have been mentioned as his collaborator.
- (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 for collaborate
1871, back-formation from collaborator. Given a bad sense in World War II. Related: Collaborated; collaborating.