Cooperate Definition

cooperated, cooperates, cooperating
cooperated, cooperates, cooperating
To act or work together with another or others for a common purpose.
Webster's New World
To combine so as to produce an effect.
Webster's New World
To acquiesce willingly; be compliant.
Asked the child to cooperate and go to bed.
American Heritage
To form an association for common, usually economic, benefit.
When buyers cooperate, they can make large wholesale purchases at a discount.
American Heritage
To engage in economic cooperation.
Webster's New World

Origin of Cooperate

  • Late Latin cooperārī cooperāt- Latin co- co- operārī to work (from opus oper- work op- in Indo-European roots)

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

  • Originated 1595–1605 from Late Latin cooperatus (“work with”). See co- + operate.

    From Wiktionary

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