The definition of cooperate is to work together in a positive manner for a common purpose.verb
An example of to cooperate is for two children to work calmly on a sculpture together.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- to act or work together with another or others for a common purpose
- to combine so as to produce an effect
- to engage in economic cooperation
Origin: < LL cooperatus, pp. of cooperari, to work together < L co-, with + operari, to work < opus (gen. operis), work: see opus
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intransitive verb co·op·er·at·ed, co·op·er·at·ing, co·op·er·ates
- To work or act together toward a common end or purpose.
- To acquiesce willingly; be compliant: asked the child to cooperate and go to bed.
- To form an association for common, usually economic, benefit: When buyers cooperate, they can make large wholesale purchases at a discount.
Origin: Late Latin cooperārī, cooperāt- : Latin co-, co- + operārī, to work (from opus, oper-, work; see op- in Indo-European roots).
- co·opˈer·aˌtor noun