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collaborate

col·lab·o·rate

collaborate

 
pronunciation:
k lae b reIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: collaborated, collaborates, collaborating
definition: to work with someone else on a project.
They collaborated on planning the party.
similar words:
cooperate
derivation: collaborator (n.)
Word Parts
The word collaborate contains the following parts:
col- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix col- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with "l," such as "loc" and "lect." See com-.
labor, laborat, lab Latin root that means to work
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).