collaborator

noun
col·​lab·​o·​ra·​tor | \ kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrā-tər How to pronounce collaborator (audio) \

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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Truth be told, the list of collaborators doubles as a who’s who of New York's creative demimonde. Olivia Martin, Town & Country, "Get an Exclusive Preview of Object & Thing, New York's Newest Art and Design Fair," 2 May 2019 Not quite a decade ago, however, one of Nowak’s collaborators, Krishnendu Chatterjee, a computer science researcher at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria, also became interested in this problem. John Rennie, WIRED, "This Mutation Math Shows How Life Keeps on Evolving," 1 July 2018 The Dance Moms star and Sia dance collaborator will be playing an unnamed character who will be seen throughout the film. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About the "West Side Story" Remake," 17 Apr. 2019 Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, a performance artist, author and frequent co-collaborator, said this fearlessness is what drew her to Mase’s artwork. Crystal Paul, The Seattle Times, "Seattle poet J Mase III makes his own way and teaches other trans and queer artists to carve out sustainable careers," 13 Apr. 2019 Singer-songwriter Julia Michaels, one of Gomez's frequent collaborators, was also a guest, according to People, although she wasn't seen in the photo booth images. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Selena Gomez Was a Beautiful Maid of Honor at Her Best Friend's Wedding," 22 Feb. 2019 In recent years Jayhawks front man Gary Louris has found increasing success writing songs for other artists, both on his own and with a slew of collaborators. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Jayhawks front man Gary Louris reconnects with his band to tackle songs he’s written with and for others," 5 July 2018 González increased the number of collaborators on the island, experimented with posting programs on Facebook, which is not censored in Cuba, and pushed to modernize Radio Martí's transmitter in Greenville, North Carolina. Nora Gámez Torres, miamiherald, "Radio and TV Martí sneaked in same forbidden technology that landed Alan Gross in Cuban jail | Miami Herald," 30 Mar. 2018 The film will be produced by Sony after Tarantino parted ways with his longtime collaborator, the disgraced Harvey Weinstein. Matt Miller, Esquire, "Everything We Know About Quentin Tarantino's Ninth Movie," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of collaborator

1802, in the meaning defined above

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collaborator

noun

English Language Learners Definition of collaborator

: a person who works with another person or group in order to achieve or do something
: a person who helps an enemy who has invaded his or her country during a war

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