Definition of cooperation
1 : the actions of someone who is being helpful by doing what is wanted or asked for : common effort We are asking for your full cooperation.
2 : association of persons for common benefit established trade and economic cooperations
cooperationistplay \(ˌ)kō-ˌä-pə-ˈrā-sh(ə-)nist\ noun
Examples of cooperation in a Sentence
The report cited a lack of cooperation between state and local officials.
Thank you for your cooperation.
We are asking for your full cooperation.
Recent Examples of cooperation from the Web
Europe, China and other countries may decide to withhold cooperation on issues the Trump administration cares about, such as trade.
Flynn's cooperation came as President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, rejected a request for documents as part of a House committee's separate probe into Russia's election meddling and contacts with the Trump campaign.
Mr. Guo’s presence in the United States poses a dilemma for the Trump administration, which is seeking China’s cooperation to rein in North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.
Russia and France have agreed to discuss closer cooperation on anti-terror efforts.
Unless there's a court order, Lake Station's attorney would review each request by immigration officials to determine if its cooperation would put someone at risk of deportation.
In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation.
In at least one instance, the cooperation was active, conscious, and initiated on the American side, not the Russian: collusion, in a word.
That amount covers annual recovery expeditions, including to Vietnam with the cooperation of the Vietnamese government.
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Origin and Etymology of cooperation
First Known Use: 14th century
COOPERATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cooperation for English Language Learners
: a situation in which people work together to do something
: the actions of someone who is being helpful by doing what is wanted or asked for
COOPERATION Defined for Kids
Definition of cooperation for Students
: the act or process of working together to get something done
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