- 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 collaboratorscolleague, assistant, associate, co-worker, partner, teammate, helper, quisling, confederate
Examples from the Web for collaborators
Contemporary Examples of collaborators
What if there were a legal dispute between the foreign investor and his or her Egyptian partners or collaborators?Amal Clooney vs. Egypt’s Courts
January 4, 2015
The two instantly hit it off as both friends and collaborators.The Man Behind Marilyn Malkovich
October 2, 2014
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'
September 3, 2014
He cast himself, he cast lovers, ex-lovers, friends, collaborators, and his films became famous for their bantering specificity.
In recently completed research, we and our collaborators examined all American executions from 1890-2010.Lethal Injection Leads to the Most Botched Executions
Austin Sarat, Robert Henry Weaver, Heather Richard
April 30, 2014
Historical Examples of collaborators
In his enterprises, he needs aids and collaborators; he needs what he calls "men."Napoleon the Little
The result, however, was unsatisfactory to both the collaborators.The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner
Charles Dudley Warner
Among the collaborators of Dekker at this time was Ben Jonson.
Both he and she, like most of my collaborators in this world, have long since passed into the other.Tracks of a Rolling Stone
Henry J. Coke
All intellectuals here – fed by the long arm of the state – are collaborators.After the Rain
- (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.