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collaborate

[kuh-lab-uh-reyt] /kəˈlæb əˌreɪt/
verb (used without object), collaborated, collaborating.
1.
to work, one with another; cooperate, as on a literary work:
They collaborated on a novel.
2.
to cooperate, usually willingly, with an enemy nation, especially with an enemy occupying one's country:
He collaborated with the Nazis during World War II.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Late Latin collabōrātus (past participle of collabōrāre), equivalent to col- col-1 + labor work + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
collaborator, noun
Can be confused
collaborate, corroborate.
Synonyms
2. collude, join, assist, abet.
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Examples for collaborate
  • If a group has three students, have each student make one map and then ask the entire group to collaborate on the fourth map.
  • To him, environmental conservation can succeed only if vying factions communicate and collaborate.
  • Students will collaborate to research the history and implications of trade and write about and present their findings.
  • Students can draw the pictures individually or collaborate with group members to create larger posters or murals.
  • collaborate with your fellow junior engineers to build fantastic and functional remote-control creations.
  • The artists collaborate with one another and, ideally, with their subjects.
  • Typically a number of family members collaborate in the production, each one specializing in a different step of the process.
  • Humpbacks are known to collaborate-for example, in rounding up food in their summer feeding grounds.
  • So off they went, the handsome solicitor and the pretty songstress, to collaborate in private.
  • We need an effective mechanism for people and organizations to collaborate in order to solve the challenges facing our world.
British Dictionary definitions for collaborate

collaborate

/kəˈlæbəˌreɪt/
verb (intransitive)
1.
often foll by on, with, etc. to work with another or others on a joint project
2.
to cooperate as a traitor, esp with an enemy occupying one's own country
Derived Forms
collaborative, adjective
collaborator, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin collabōrāre, from Latin com- together + labōrāre to work
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Word Origin and History for collaborate
v.

1871, back-formation from collaborator. Given a bad sense in World War II. Related: Collaborated; collaborating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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