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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 people to achieve a result that is good for everyone involved

If the proposal is sensible and reasonable they should cooperate.

cooperate with:

Local people decided to cooperate with the authorities against the rebels.

cooperate in:

The company has agreed to cooperate in the development of this technology.

2) to do what someone asks you to do, especially by providing them with information

They threatened to harm him if he didn't cooperate.


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