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.

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Origin of cooperate

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Late Latin cooperātus, past participle of cooperārī “to work with”; see co-, operate

OTHER WORDS FROM cooperate

co·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 forms of cooperate

cooperator 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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