- co-operatives1) N-COUNT A co-operative is a business or organization run by the people who work for it, or owned by the people who use it. These people share its benefits and profits.
They decided a housing co-operative was the way to regenerate Ormiston Crescent...
The restaurant is run as a co-operative.Syn:2) ADJ: usu ADJ n A co-operative activity is done by people working together.
He was transferred to FBI custody in a smooth co-operative effort between Egyptian and US authorities...
The President said the visit would develop friendly and co-operative relations between the two countries.Derived words:co-operatively ADV-GRADED ADV after v
They agreed to work co-operatively to ease tensions wherever possible.3) ADJ-GRADED If you say that someone is co-operative, you mean that they do what you ask them to without complaining or arguing.
I made every effort to be co-operative.Syn:
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