Collaborate meaning

kə-lăbə-rāt
The definition of collaborate means to work together.

A group working together to organize an event is an example of collaborate.

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To work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort.
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To cooperate treasonably, as with an enemy occupation force in one's country.
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Collaborate means to cooperate with an enemy.

A president working with a rival country to free hostages is an example of to collaborate.

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To work together, esp. in some literary, artistic, or scientific undertaking.
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To cooperate with an enemy invader.
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To voluntarily cooperate treasonably, as with an enemy occupation force in one's country.

If you collaborate with the occupying forces, you will be shot.

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Origin of collaborate

  • Late Latin collabōrāre collabōrāt- Latin com- com- Latin labōrāre to work (from labor toil)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From collaborator, from French collaborateur, from Latin collaborare

    From Wiktionary