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collaborate

[ kuh-lab-uh-reyt ]
/ kəˈlæb əˌreɪt /
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verb (used without object), col·lab·o·rat·ed, col·lab·o·rat·ing.
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.
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Origin of collaborate

1870–75; <Late Latin collabōrātus (past participle of collabōrāre), equivalent to col-col-1 + labor work + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM collaborate

col·lab·o·ra·tor, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH collaborate

collaborate , corroborate
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British Dictionary definitions for collaborate

collaborate
/ (kəˈlæbəˌreɪt) /

verb (intr)
(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

Derived forms of collaborate

collaborative, adjectivecollaborator, noun

Word Origin for collaborate

C19: from Late Latin collabōrāre, from Latin com- together + labōrāre to work
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