Definition of cooperate
- refused to cooperate with the police
- nations cooperating to fight terrorism
It will be much easier if everyone cooperates.
Several organizations cooperated in the relief efforts.
The country agreed to cooperate with the other nations on the trade agreement.
The mother asked the child to put on his pajamas, but the child refused to cooperate.
Witnesses were willing to cooperate.
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: to work together : to work with another person or group to do something
: to be helpful by doing what someone asks or tells you to do
: to act in a way that makes something possible or likely : to produce the right conditions for something to happen
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