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Princeton's WordNet

  1. collaborate, join forces, cooperate, get together(verb)

    work together on a common enterprise of project

    "The soprano and the pianist did not get together very well"; "We joined forces with another research group"


  1. cooperate(Verb)

    To work or act together, especially for a common purpose or benefit.

    Etymology: Originated 1595–1605 from cooperatus. See co- + operate.

  2. cooperate(Verb)

    To allow for mutual unobstructed action

    Etymology: Originated 1595–1605 from cooperatus. See co- + operate.

  3. cooperate(Verb)

    To function in harmony, side by side

    Etymology: Originated 1595–1605 from cooperatus. See co- + operate.

  4. cooperate(Verb)

    To engage in economic cooperation.

    Etymology: Originated 1595–1605 from cooperatus. See co- + operate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cooperate(verb)

    to act or operate jointly with another or others; to concur in action, effort, or effect

    Etymology: [L. cooperatus, p. p. of cooperari to cooperate; co + operari to work, opus work. See Operate.]

Editors Contribution

  1. cooperate

    To work together with a spirit of unity and harmony to achieve for the shared prosperity of a team or partnership.

    To cooperate is easy and simple, we work harmoniously together to achieve this.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cooperate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cooperate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of cooperate in a Sentence

  1. Sudirman Said:

    Rather than mutually causing losses for each other, it is better to have dialogue and seek sustainable ways to cooperate.

  2. General Flynn:

    I recognize that the actions I acknowledged in court today were wrong, and, through my faith in God, I am working to set things right, my guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the Special Counsel's Office reflects a decision I made in the best interests of my family and of our country. I accept full responsibility for my actions.

  3. Cuban President Raul Castro:

    The revolutionary government is willing to advance toward the normalization of relations, convinced that both countries can cooperate and coexist in a civilized, mutually beneficial way, while contributing to peace, security, stability and development.

  4. Bill Clinton:

    From time to time, as a private citizen and friend, I provided Secretary Clinton with material on a variety of topics that I thought she might find interesting or helpful, the reports I sent her came from sources I considered reliable. I have informed the House Select Committee on Benghazi that I will cooperate with its inquiry and look forward to answering the committee's questions.

  5. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad:

    For them, maybe if they cooperate with the Syrian Army, this is like a recognition or our effectiveness in fighting ISIS.

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