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Meaning of “collaborate” in the English Dictionary

"collaborate" in British English

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collaborateverb [I]

uk   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 ​occupyingforces 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 ​specialpurpose: 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 ​yourcountry: The Soviet ​governmentaccused 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 ​speakerstalked of the collaborative ​effort put ​forth by ​businessleaders, politicians and ​communitymembers.
(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 ​milespergallon.
(Definition of collaborate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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