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cooperative

adjective uk (UK also co-operative)   /kəʊˈɒp.ər.ə.tɪv/ us    /koʊˈɑː.pɚ.ə.t̬ɪv/
B2 willing to help or do what people ask: I've asked them not to play their music so loudly, but they're not being very cooperative.
Opposite
cooperatively
adverb uk (UK also co-operatively)   /-li/ us  

cooperative

noun [C] uk (UK also co-operative, abbreviation co-op,   /ˈkəʊɒp/    /ˈkoʊɑː.p/)   /kəʊˈɒp.ər.ə.tɪv/ us    /koʊˈɑː.pɚ.ə.t̬ɪv/
a company that is owned and managed by the people who work in it: The magazine is run as a cooperative.
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