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collaborate

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verb, col·lab·o·rate \kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrāt\

Simple Definition of collaborate

  • : to work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something

  • : to give help to an enemy who has invaded your country during a war

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of collaborate

collaboratedcollaborating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor

  3. 2 :  to cooperate with or willingly assist an enemy of one's country and especially an occupying force

  4. 3 :  to cooperate with an agency or instrumentality with which one is not immediately connected

collaboration play \-ˌla-bə-ˈrā-shən\ noun
collaborative play \-ˈla-bə-ˌrā-tiv, -b(ə-)rə-\ adjective or noun
collaboratively play \-lē\ adverb
collaborator play \-ˈla-bə-ˌrā-tər\ noun

Examples of collaborate in a sentence

  1. The two companies agreed to collaborate.

  2. He was suspected of collaborating with the occupying army.



Did You Know?

The Latin prefix com-, meaning "with, together, or jointly," is a bit of a chameleon - it has a tricky habit of changing its appearance depending on what it's next to. If the word it precedes begins with "l," "com-" becomes "col-." In the case of collaborate, com- teamed up with laborare ("to labor") to form Late Latin collaborare ("to labor together"). Colleague, collect, and collide are a few more examples of the "com-" to "col-" transformation. Other descendants of laborare in English include elaborate,- _laboratory, and labor itself.

Origin of collaborate

Late Latin collaboratus, past participle of collaborare to labor together, from Latin com- + laborare to labor — more at labor


First Known Use: 1871

Rhymes with collaborate

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COLLABORATE Defined for Kids

collaborate

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verb col·lab·o·rate \kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrāt\

Definition of collaborate for Students

collaboratedcollaborating

  1. 1 :  to work with others (as in writing a book)

  2. 2 :  to cooperate with an enemy force that has taken over a person's country




Law Dictionary

collaborate

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intransitive verb col·lab·o·rate \kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrāt\

Legal Definition of collaborate

collaboratedcollaborating

  1. :  to work jointly with others in some endeavor





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