Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cooperate”

cooperate

verb [I] uk (UK also co-operate)   /kəʊˈɒp.ər.eɪt/ us    /koʊˈɑː.pə.reɪt/
B2 to act or work together for a particular purpose, or to be helpful by doing what someone asks you to do: I find it very hard to dress my two-year-old when she refuses to cooperate. The two companies have cooperated in joint ventures for the past several years. The Spanish authorities cooperated with the British police in finding the terrorists.
(Definition of cooperate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of cooperate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “cooperate” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

maiden

a girl or young woman

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More