cooperate

or co-op·er·ate

[ koh-op-uh-reyt ]
/ koʊˈɒp əˌreɪt /

verb (used without object), co·op·er·at·ed, co·op·er·at·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.

Nearby words

  1. cooper, anthony ashley,
  2. cooper, gary,
  3. cooper, james fenimore,
  4. cooper, peter,
  5. cooperage,
  6. cooperation,
  7. cooperative,
  8. cooperative bank,
  9. cooperative farm,
  10. cooperative party

Origin of cooperate

1595–1605; < Late Latin cooperātus past participle of cooperārī to work with. See co-, operate

Related formsco·op·er·a·tor, co-op·er·a·tor, nounun·co·op·er·at·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cooperate

cooperate

co-operate

/ (kəʊˈɒpəˌreɪt) /

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 Formscooperator or co-operator, noun

Word Origin for cooperate

C17: from Late Latin cooperārī to work with, combine, from Latin operārī to work

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Word Origin and History for cooperate

cooperate

v.

also co-operate, c.1600, from Late Latin cooperatus, past participle of cooperari "to work together with" (see cooperation). Related: Cooperated; cooperating.

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