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Princeton's WordNet

  1. collaborate, join forces, cooperate, get togetherverb

    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. cooperateverb

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

  2. cooperateverb

    To allow for mutual unobstructed action

  3. cooperateverb

    To function in harmony, side by side

  4. cooperateverb

    To engage in economic cooperation.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To COOPERATEverb

    Etymology: con and opera, Latin.

    It puzzleth and perplexeth the conceits of many, that perhaps would otherwise cooperate with him, and makes a man walk almost alone to his own ends. Francis Bacon, Essay 6.

    By giving man a free will, he allows man that highest satisfaction and privilege of cooperating to his own felicity. Boyle.

    His mercy will not forgive offenders, or his benignity cooperate to their conversions. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. i. c. 2.

    All these causes cooperating, must, at last, weaken their motion. George Cheyne, Phil. Prin.

    The special acts and impressions by which the Divine Spirit introduces this charge, and how far human liberty cooperates with it, are subjects beyond our reach and comprehension. John Rogers, Sermon 14.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cooperateverb

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

  2. 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. Ed Marta:

    Before 2012, we could not talk, we could not sit at the same table. We were enemies fighting each other, killing each other, now, we're able to cooperate and coordinate our work, with one single objective: to help people.

  2. Joe Biden:

    Things have changed, there's a sense among the democracies in the Pacific that there's a need to cooperate much more closely, not just militarily but also economically and politically.

  3. Marine Corps spokesman:

    We continue to cooperate fully with the investigative efforts into this matter.

  4. Zhang Maoshang:

    At present, under the rule of the current Communist Party government, most of the people would hedge, stay silent, or even necessarily cooperate when they come to their children, or to themselves. They've got no choice.

  5. Volkswagen AG -LRB- VOWG_p:

    Volkswagen will continue to work cooperatively with the EPA on developing remedies to bring the TDI vehicles into full compliance with regulations as soon as possible. In addition, we are working with Kenneth Feinberg to develop an independent, fair and swift process for resolving private consumer claims relating to these issues, we will continue to cooperate with all government agencies investigating these matters.

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