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Definition of "cooperate" []

  • To work or act together toward a common end or purpose. (verb-intransitive)
  • To acquiesce willingly; be compliant: asked the child to cooperate and go to bed. (verb-intransitive)
  • To form an association for common, usually economic, benefit: When buyers cooperate, they can make large wholesale purchases at a discount. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cooperate" in a sentence
  • "To cooperate is to give oneself over to the group."
  • "To only expect people to cooperate is the lowest common denominator of personal relations."
  • "Monolithic refusal to cooperate is their current modus operandi."