Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To work or act together toward a common end or purpose.
  • intransitive verb To acquiesce willingly; be compliant.
  • intransitive verb To form an association for common, usually economic, benefit.

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  • verb intransitive To work or act together, especially for a common purpose or benefit.
  • verb intransitive To allow for mutual unobstructed action
  • verb intransitive To function in harmony, side by side
  • verb intransitive To engage in economic cooperation.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin cooperārī, cooperāt- : Latin co-, co- + operārī, to work (from opus, oper-, work; see op- in Indo-European roots).]

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Originated 1595–1605 from Late Latin cooperatus ("work with"). See co- + operate.

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