cooperate

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verb co·op·er·ate \kō-ˈä-pə-ˌrāt\

Definition of cooperate

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to act or work with another or others :  act together or in compliance <refused to cooperate with the police>

  3. 2 :  to associate with another or others for mutual benefit <nations cooperating to fight terrorism>

cooperator

play \-ˌrā-tər\ noun

Examples of cooperate in a sentence

  1. It will be much easier if everyone cooperates.

  2. Several organizations cooperated in the relief efforts.

  3. The country agreed to cooperate with the other nations on the trade agreement.

  4. The mother asked the child to put on his pajamas, but the child refused to cooperate.

  5. Witnesses were willing to cooperate.

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

cooperate

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verb co·op·er·ate \kō-ˈä-pə-ˌrāt\

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

cooperate

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verb co·op·er·ate \kō-ˈä-pə-ˌrāt\

Definition of cooperate for Students

cooperated

cooperating

  1. :  to act or work together so as to get something done



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