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cooperate

or co-op路er路ate

[ koh-op-uh-reyt ]
/ ko蕣藞蓲p 蓹藢re瑟t /
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verb (used without object), co路op路er路at路ed, co路op路er路at路ing.
to work or act together or jointly for a common purpose or benefit.
to work or act with another or other persons willingly and agreeably.
to practice economic cooperation.
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Origin of cooperate

First recorded in 1595鈥1605; from Late Latin cooper膩tus, past participle of cooper膩r墨 鈥渢o work with鈥; see co-, operate

OTHER WORDS FROM cooperate

co路op路er路a路tor, co-op路er路a路tor, nounun路co路op路er路at路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cooperate

cooperate

co-operate

/ (k蓹蕣藞蓲p蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb (intr)
to work or act together
to be of assistance or be willing to assist
economics (of firms, workers, consumers, etc) to engage in economic cooperation

Derived forms of cooperate

cooperator or co-operator, noun

Word Origin for cooperate

C17: from Late Latin cooper膩r墨 to work with, combine, from Latin oper膩r墨 to work
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