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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)

"collaborate" in American English

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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   us   /kəˈlæbəreɪt/
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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