collaborate

[kuh-lab-uh-reyt]
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:
1870–75; < Late Latin collabōrātus (past participle of collabōrāre), equivalent to col- col-1 + labor work + -ātus -ate1

collaborator, noun

collaborate, corroborate.


2. collude, join, assist, abet.
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collaborate (kəˈlæbəˌreɪt)
 
vb (often foll by on, with, etc)
1.  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
 
[C19: from Late Latin collabōrāre, from Latin com- together + labōrāre to work]
 
col'laborative
 
adj
 
col'laborator
 
n

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collaborate
1871, back-formation from collaborator (1802), from Fr. collaborateur, from L. collaboratus, pp. of collaborare "work with," from com- "with" + labore "to work."
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