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cooperative

adjective (UK also co-operative) uk   /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.
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cooperatively
adverb (UK also co-operatively) uk   us   /-li/

cooperative

noun [C] (UK also co-operative, abbreviation co-op, uk   /ˈkəʊɒp/  us   /ˈkoʊɑː.p/ ) uk   /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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