- 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
Synonyms for cooperate
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- 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
C17: from Late Latin cooperārī to work with, combine, from Latin operārī to work
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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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