- 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.
Origin of cooperate
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Related Words for cooperatorcolleague, deputy, associate, aide, representative, companion, partner, attendant, apprentice, backup, friend, secretary, crony, cohort, comrade, buddy, assistant, accomplice, fellow, collaborator
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Contemporary Examples of cooperator
“Investigators understood it as a way to order a hit on someone they believed was a cooperator,” said Barron.Vianna Roman, Alleged Queen of L.A.’s Harpys Gang
December 24, 2012
And then Lowell turned to the man he called the “cooperator”—Andrew Young.Jury Gets the Edwards Case: Deliberations to Begin Friday
May 18, 2012
Historical Examples of cooperator
- 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
Word Origin for cooperate
also co-operate, c.1600, from Late Latin cooperatus, past participle of cooperari "to work together with" (see cooperation). Related: Cooperated; cooperating.