cooperate

[koh-op-uh-reyt]
verb (used without object), cooperated, cooperating.
1.
to work or act together or jointly for a common purpose or benefit.
2.
to work or act with another or other persons willingly and agreeably.
3.
to practice economic cooperation.
Also, co-operate.


Origin:
1595–1605; < Late Latin cooperātus past participle of cooperārī to work with. See co-, operate

cooperator, co-operator, noun
uncooperating, adjective


2. collaborate, join, participate.
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cooperate or co-operate (kəʊˈɒpəˌreɪt)
 
vb
1.  to work or act together
2.  to be of assistance or be willing to assist
3.  economics (of firms, workers, consumers, etc) to engage in economic cooperation
 
[C17: from Late Latin cooperārī to work with, combine, from Latin operārī to work]
 
co-operate or co-operate
 
vb
 
[C17: from Late Latin cooperārī to work with, combine, from Latin operārī to work]
 
co'operator or co-operate
 
n
 
co-'operator or co-operate
 
n

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cooperate
1610s, from L. cooperat-, pp. stem of cooperari (see cooperation). Related: Cooperating (1640s).
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Example sentences
Furthermore, the colonists had virtually no history of cooperating with one
  another, even in the face of danger.
People started to make deals for themselves by cooperating.
His brain-imaging studies have revealed a potential connection between the act
  of cooperating and the brain's reward centers.
Maintaining friendly relations, sharing resources, and cooperating led to new
  patterns of social organization.
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