intransitive verb (-rated; -rating) Etymology: Late Latin collaboratus, past participle of collaborare to labor together, from Latin com- + laborare to labor — more at labor Date: 1871 1. to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor 2. to cooperate with or willingly assist an enemy of one's country and especially an occupying force 3. to cooperate with an agency or instrumentality with which one is not immediately connectedcollaboration nouncollaborative adjective or nouncollaboratively adverbcollaborator noun

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  • collaborate — col‧lab‧o‧rate [kəˈlæbəreɪt] verb [intransitive] to work together with another person, company, or organization to achieve something: collaborate with • Firms are collaborating with other firms to spread rising research and development costs.… …   Financial and business terms

  • collaborate — col·lab·o·rate /kə la bə ˌrāt/ vi rat·ed, rat·ing: to work jointly with others in some endeavor Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. collaborate …   Law dictionary

  • collaborate — col*lab o*rate, v. i. 1. to work together with another toward a common goal, especially in an intellectual endeavor; as, four chemists collaborated on the synthesis of the compound; three authors collaborated in writing the book. [PJC] 2. to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • collaborate — 1871, back formation from collaborator (1802), from Fr. collaborateur, from L. collaboratus, pp. of collaborare work with, from com with (see COM (Cf. com )) + labore to work (see LABOR (Cf. labor)). Given a bad sense in World War II. Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • collaborate — collaborate, collaborator The primary meaning of the verb, ‘to work in conjunction with someone else’, can still be used despite the sinister overtones it acquired when used of cooperation with the enemy during the second World War. This is true… …   Modern English usage

  • collaborate — [v] work together be in cahoots*, coact, cofunction, collude, come together, concert, concur, conspire, cooperate, coproduce, do business with, get together, glue oneself to*, go partners*, hook on, hook up*, interface, join forces, join together …   New thesaurus

  • collaborate — ► VERB 1) work jointly on an activity or project. 2) cooperate traitorously with an enemy. DERIVATIVES collaboration noun collaborationist noun & adjective collaborative adjective collaborator noun. ORIGIN Latin collab …   English terms dictionary

  • collaborate — [kə lab′ə rāt΄] vi. collaborated, collaborating [< LL(Ec) collaboratus, pp. of collaborare, to work together < L com , with + laborare, to work: see LABOR] 1. to work together, esp. in some literary, artistic, or scientific undertaking 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • collaborate — col|lab|o|rate [kəˈlæbəreıt] v [Date: 1800 1900; : Late Latin; Origin: , past participle of collaborare, from [i]Latin com ( COM ) + laborare to work ] 1.) to work together with a person or group in order to achieve something, especially in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • collaborate */ — UK [kəˈlæbəreɪt] / US [kəˈlæbəˌreɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms collaborate : present tense I/you/we/they collaborate he/she/it collaborates present participle collaborating past tense collaborated past participle collaborated 1) to work with …   English dictionary

  • collaborate — v. (D; intr.) to collaborate in, on; with (to collaborate on a project with smb.) * * * [kə læbəreɪt] on with (to collaborate on a project with smb.) (D; intr.) to collaborate in …   Combinatory dictionary

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