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Meaning of “cooperate” in the English Dictionary

"cooperate" in British English

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cooperateverb [I]

(UK also co-operate) uk   /kəʊˈɒp.ər.eɪt/  us   /koʊˈɑː.pə.reɪt/
B2 to ​act or ​work together for a ​particularpurpose, or to be ​helpful by doing what someone ​asks you to do: A two-year ​old is ​likely to ​refuse to cooperate when you ​tell her to get ​dressed. The two ​companies have cooperated injointventures for the past several ​years. The ​Spanishauthorities cooperated with the British ​police infinding the ​terrorists.

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(Definition of cooperate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cooperate" in American English

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cooperateverb [I]

 us   /koʊˈɑp·əˌreɪt/
to ​act or ​work together for a ​sharedpurpose, or to ​helpwillingly when ​asked: The ​companypromised to cooperate ​fully with the law-enforcement ​authorities. He ​refused to cooperate.
cooperation
noun [U]  us   /koʊˌɑp·əˈreɪ·ʃən/
Without the cooperation of ​localresidents, this ​movie could not have been made.
(Definition of cooperate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cooperate" in Business English

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cooperateverb [I]

( UK also co-operate) uk   us   /kəʊˈɒpəreɪt/
to ​agree to ​work with another ​company, ​organization, or country in ​order to ​achieve something: Large ​corporations have a ​duty to cooperate in ​order to ​protect the ​environment.cooperate (with sb) on/in sth We are cooperating with another ​company on this ​jointventure.cooperate in doing sth/ to do sth They have ​agreed to cooperate in ​distributingproducts and ​providingsupportservices.
to be helpful by doing what someone ​asks you to do: cooperate with sb A ​spokesman said the ​company would cooperate fully with the ​regulatoryauthorities.
(Definition of cooperate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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