a person who works or cooperates with another on something; a coauthor, coproducer, etc.: She is currently at work on a new recording project with longtime collaborator Greg Timson.
a person who cooperates with an enemy nation or force, especially with an enemy occupying one’s country: Her book gives a detailed account of postwar Poland’s legal retribution against its Nazi collaborators.
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How to use collaborator in a sentence
What if there were a legal dispute between the foreign investor and his or her Egyptian partners or collaborators?
The two instantly hit it off as both friends and collaborators.
Ivan Raimi and Scott Spiegel, who were collaborators with Sam, lived there.Frances McDormand on 'Olive Kitteridge,' Dropping LSD, and Her Beef With FX's 'Fargo' | Marlow Stern | September 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He cast himself, he cast lovers, ex-lovers, friends, collaborators, and his films became famous for their bantering specificity.He’s Still Older, Even in the Moonlight: Woody Allen’s May-December Romances Inspire Scrutiny | Teo Bugbee | July 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One of his finest artistic collaborators, Arthur Miller, temporarily broke with him.
What took place during that dreadful fortnight is only known to the two collaborators.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Anybody who means to work honestly must strive to awaken and to sustain the interest of his collaborators.Criminal Psychology | Hans Gross
There is a large staff of collaborators, each article is prepared by a specialist; the whole is a rare piece of book-making.
With the aid of several collaborators he transformed his material, eliminating anything that was crude and gross.
In choosing his collaborators his principle was never to select nobles or ecclesiastics, but persons of inferior birth.