1) 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.

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.


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