col·​lab·​o·​ra·​tor | \kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrā-tər \

Definition of collaborator 

: 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

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Still considered a young studio in a field where mid-career practitioners are usually in their 50s, Snarkitecture has become a recognizable brand worldwide, a crowd pleaser, and a go-to collaborator for creative companies. Diana Budds, Curbed, "Play it forward," 18 July 2018 Arca, the cult electronic artist and onetime Hood By Air collaborator, recently wore one of the designer’s black dominatrix-style latex bodysuits. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "In Georgia, One Young Designer Is Bringing Drag to the Runway," 12 Nov. 2018 Jake Paul is one of YouTube’s most controversial creators for many reasons, from outrageous stunts and pranks to allegations of abuse and bullying from former collaborators. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "Jake Paul ‘doesn’t see a problem’ with how he markets merch to kids," 19 Oct. 2018 Now, Hawking's collaborators are left to finish tabulating whether those particles could store enough information to dodge the conflict with quantum mechanics. Sarah Lewin,, "Stephen Hawking's Children and Colleagues Discuss Physicist's Final Book, Legacy," 17 Oct. 2018 Miranda and frequent collaborator Thomas Kail will both executive produce, while Steven Levenson—the writer behind Dear Evan Hansen’s Tony-winning book—has been tapped as the series showrunner. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Everything We Know About Michelle Williams' New TV Show Fosse/Verdon," 16 Oct. 2018 The campaign images were shot by Marcus Mam and styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele—both frequent collaborators of the designer's. Ana Colón, Glamour, "H&M x Moschino: See Every Single Piece in the Collection," 11 Oct. 2018 In 2008, Ravussin and collaborators put together the first rigorous clinical human trial of CR, called Calerie. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, "Not So Fast," 24 Sep. 2018 Miller's rhymes often dealt with his depression and drug use, and his fans and collaborators included some of hip-hop's biggest names. Fox News, "Autopsy performed on rapper Mac Miller, more tests needed, says LA County coroner," 10 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of collaborator

1802, in the meaning defined above

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