intransitive verb Etymology: Late Latin cooperatus, past participle of cooperari, from Latin co- + operari to work — more at operate Date: 1582 1. to act or work with another or others ; act together or in compliance <
refused to cooperate with the police
2. to associate with another or others for mutual benefit <
nations cooperating in a trade agreement
cooperator noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cooperate — UK US (UK also co operate) /kəʊˈɒpəreɪt/ verb [I] ► to agree to work with another company, organization, or country in order to achieve something: »Large corporations have a duty to cooperate in order to protect the environment. cooperate (with… …   Financial and business terms

  • cooperate — or co operate [kō äp′ər āt΄] vi. cooperated, cooperating [< LL cooperatus, pp. of cooperari, to work together < L co , with + operari, to work < opus (gen. operis), work: see OPUS] 1. to act or work together with another or others for a… …   English World dictionary

  • Cooperate — Co*[ o]p er*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Co[ o]perated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Co[ o]perating}.] [L. co[ o]peratus, p. p. of co[ o]perari to co[ o]perate; co + operari to work, opus work. See {Operate}.] To act or operate jointly with another or others;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cooperate — I verb act in concert, act jointly, act together, adiuvare, ally, amalgamate, associate, be a party to, cabal, coact, cofunction, collaborate, collude, combine, combine forces, concert, concord, concur, confederate, conjoin, connive, conspire,… …   Law dictionary

  • cooperate — (v.) also co operate, c.1600, from L.L. cooperatus, pp. of cooperari to work together with (see COOPERATION (Cf. cooperation)). Related: Cooperated; cooperating …   Etymology dictionary

  • cooperate — conjoin, *unite, combine Analogous words: coincide, *agree, concur Antonyms: counteract Contrasted words: *neutralize, negative: *nullify, negate, annul …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • cooperate — is now the preferred spelling, without a hyphen and without a diaeresis on the second o. See co …   Modern English usage

  • cooperate — [v] aid, assist abet, advance, agree, back up, band, befriend, be in cahoots*, chip in, coadjute, coincide, collaborate, combine, comply with, concert, concur, conduce, conspire, contribute, coordinate, espouse, forward, further, go along with,… …   New thesaurus

  • cooperate — (also co operate) ► VERB 1) work jointly towards the same end. 2) comply with a request. DERIVATIVES cooperant noun cooperation noun cooperator noun. ORIGIN Latin cooperari work together …   English terms dictionary

  • cooperate — co|op|e|rate also co operate BrE [kəuˈɔpəreıt US kouˈa:p ] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Late Latin; Origin: , past participle of cooperari, from [i]Latin co ( CO ) + operari to work ] 1.) to work with someone else to achieve something that you both want …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cooperate */ — UK [kəʊˈɒpəreɪt] / US [koʊˈɑpəˌreɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms cooperate : present tense I/you/we/they cooperate he/she/it cooperates present participle cooperating past tense cooperated past participle cooperated 1) to work with other… …   English dictionary

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