collaborator

noun

col·​lab·​o·​ra·​tor kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrā-tər How to pronounce collaborator (audio)
: a person who collaborates with another: such as
a
: someone who works with another person or group
With our students and collaborators, we have developed … a tool that couples a video camera with specialized computation.Frédo Durand et al.
b
: someone who assists an enemy (such as an invader or part of an occupying force)
… the Germans had allies and collaborators who, whether from conviction or perceived necessity, sought a privileged place in Hitler's New Order.Robert Skidelsky

Examples of collaborator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In spring 2020, Laura Schulz, a cognitive scientist at MIT, and collaborators released a tool called Lookit. Connie Chang, The Atlantic, 15 Feb. 2024 Styled by her longtime collaborator Law Roach, Zendaya made a grand entrance in an archival Mugler robot suit. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2024 As the months tick by, collaborators’ frustration grows. Elias Leight, Billboard, 15 Feb. 2024 In his mind, compelling collaborators and a distinct vision take precedent over a project’s plotting or profile. Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2024 Shapiro is new to the Billboard charts, but his collaborator MacDonald is not. Hugh McIntyre, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Hong and his collaborators have detailed their process in a new paper published with Matter. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 14 Feb. 2024 Beauchamp and his collaborators conclude that a large suite of psychological factors and strategies can aid athletic success. Tom Siegfried, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Feb. 2024 As well as Perry’s collaborator in the studio, producer Daniel Boyle, the album features vocal contributions from Tricky, Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder, and Greentea Peng, among others. Madison Bloom, Pitchfork, 2 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of collaborator was in 1802

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“Collaborator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collaborator. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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