co-operate

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co-operates, co-operating, co-operated
1) V-RECIP If you co-operate with someone, you work with them or help them for a particular purpose. You can also say that two people co-operate.

[V with n] The UN had been co-operating with the State Department on a plan to find countries willing to take the refugees...

[pl-n V] The couple spoke about how they would co-operate in the raising of their child...

[pl-n V] The French and British are co-operating more closely than they have for years. [Also V (non-recip)]

Derived words:
co-operation N-UNCOUNT

A deal with Japan could indeed open the door to economic co-operation with East Asia.

2) VERB If you co-operate, you do what someone has asked or told you to do.

[V with n] He agreed to co-operate with the police investigation...

The plan failed because the soldiers refused to co-operate.

Derived words:
co-operation N-UNCOUNT

The police underlined the importance of the public's co-operation in the hunt for the bombers.


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