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.
See cooperate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < LL cooperatus, pp. of cooperari, to work together < L co-, with + operari, to work < opus (gen. operis), work: see opus
See cooperate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb co·op·er·at·ed, co·op·er·at·ing, co·op·er·ates
Origin: Late Latin cooperārī, cooperāt-
Origin: : Latin co-, co-
Origin: + operārī, to work (from opus, oper-, work; see op- in Indo-European roots).
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