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cooperate

co·op·er·ate

cooperate

 
pronunciation:
ku a p reIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: cooperated, cooperates, cooperating
definition 1: to work with other people for a common purpose.
Margaret and I cooperated on a new project at work.
similar words:
contribute, join in
definition 2: to do what someone else asks without complaint.
The crowd of people cooperated with the police.
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).