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collaborateverb [I]

uk   /kəˈlæb.ə.reɪt/ us   /kəˈlæb.ə.reɪt/
  • collaborate verb [I] (SUPPORT AN ENEMY)

disapproving to work with an enemy who has taken control of your own country: Anyone who was suspected of collaborating with the occupying forces was arrested.
(Definition of collaborate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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collaborateverb [I]

us   /kəˈlæb·əˌreɪt/
  • collaborate verb [I] (WORK WITH)

to work together or with someone else for a special purpose: Rodgers and Hammerstein collaborated on a number of successful musicals for the Broadway stage.
  • collaborate verb [I] (SUPPORT AN ENEMY)

to help an enemy of your own country, esp. one which has taken control of your country: The Soviet government accused them of collaborating with Nazis in World War II.
collaboration
noun [C/U] us   /kəˌlæb·əˈreɪ·ʃən/
collaborative
adjective us   /kəˈlæb·əˌreɪ·t̬ɪv, -ˈlæb·ər·ə·t̬ɪv/
Several speakers talked of the collaborative effort put forth by business leaders, politicians and community members.
(Definition of collaborate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"collaborate" in Business English

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collaborateverb [I]

uk   /kəˈlæbəreɪt/ us  
to work together with another person or organization for a particular purpose: collaborate with sb A German company collaborated with a Swiss firm to develop the product.collaborate on sth Personnel at Intel and MIT will collaborate on the study.collaborate to do sth We are collaborating to design and build a vehicle that will achieve 200 miles per gallon.
(Definition of collaborate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“collaborate” in British English

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by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

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