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cooperate

co·op·er·ate

cooperate

 
 
pronunciation:
ku a p reIt
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: cooperated, cooperates, cooperating
definition 1: to work with others, esp. for a common purpose.
Several nations cooperated in the relief effort.
synonyms:
chip in, collaborate, concur, pitch in, team up, unite
similar words:
conspire, contribute, coordinate, join in, pull one's weight
definition 2: to work well together or to act in accordance with the direction of another.
The two are always at odds and just can't cooperate with each other.They were arrested for refusing to cooperate with the police.
antonyms:
resist
similar words:
acquiesce, comply
Word Parts
The word cooperate contains the following parts:
co- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix co- is a reduced form of com- often used before roots beginning with vowels, such as "ax" and "ev." It is also used with existing English words to indicate a role of fellowship (coworker) or that something is done together (cowrite) See com-.
-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).