Definition of cooperate
1 : to act or work with another or others : act together or in compliance refused to cooperate with the police
2 : to associate with another or others for mutual benefit nations cooperating to fight terrorism
cooperatorplay \kō-ˈä-pə-ˌrā-tər\ noun
Examples of cooperate in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of cooperate from the Web
Our two countries can and do cooperate for mutual benefit.
Flynn will start producing documents on June 6, with more to follow, the person said, adding that Flynn wants to cooperate with the committee to the fullest extent possible as long as doing so doesn’t jeopardize his constitutional rights.
Vodyanoy is cooperating with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania now on research into possible links between the primo-vascular system and that treatment method.
In an affidavit for a search warrant, a California Highway Patrol investigator assigned to the Regional Auto Theft Task Force said a confidential informant who was a member of the Hooligans cooperated and provided information for the investigation.
His lawyer said Kushner will cooperate with investigators.
The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the continuing investigation, said former staff members had been instructed to cooperate with the committee’s inquiry.
A second cooperating co-defendant concluded his testimony Thursday in the trial of a Gary woman charged in a double homicide in 2015.
President Donald Trump is limited in his ability to cooperate with Moscow because of investigations of possible connections between Russia and his 2016 campaign, a top adviser said.
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Origin and Etymology of cooperate
Late Latin cooperatus, past participle of cooperari, from Latin co- + operari to work — more at operate
First Known Use: 1582
COOPERATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cooperate for English Language Learners
: 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
COOPERATE Defined for Kids
Definition of cooperate for Students
: to act or work together so as to get something done
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