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cooperate

or co-operate

[koh-op-uh-reyt] /koʊˈɒp əˌreɪt/
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.
Origin of cooperate
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Late Latin cooperātus past participle of cooperārī to work with. See co-, operate
Related forms
cooperator, co-operator, noun
uncooperating, adjective
Synonyms
2. collaborate, join, participate.
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  • She has been an efficient aid and cooperator with Frank in his gratuitous practice.

    Cora and The Doctor Harriette Newell Baker
  • The librarian should always be treated as a cooperator, and not as an unintelligent servant.

British Dictionary definitions for cooperator

cooperate

/kəʊˈɒpəˌreɪt/
verb (intransitive)
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
Derived Forms
cooperator, co-operator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin cooperārī to work with, combine, from Latin operārī to work
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Word Origin and History for cooperator

cooperate

v.

also co-operate, c.1600, from Late Latin cooperatus, past participle of cooperari "to work together with" (see cooperation). Related: Cooperated; cooperating.

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