Cooperate meaning

kō-ŏp'ə-rāt'
The definition of cooperate is to work together in a positive manner for a common purpose.

An example of to cooperate is for two children to work calmly on a sculpture together.

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To acquiesce willingly; be compliant.

Asked the child to cooperate and go to bed.

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To act or work together with another or others for a common purpose.
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To combine so as to produce an effect.
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To engage in economic cooperation.
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(intransitive) To work or act together, especially for a common purpose or benefit.
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(intransitive) To allow for mutual unobstructed action.
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(intransitive) To function in harmony, side by side.
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(intransitive) To engage in economic cooperation.
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To work or act together toward a common end or purpose.
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To form an association for common, usually economic, benefit.

When buyers cooperate, they can make large wholesale purchases at a discount.

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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