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col·lab·o·rate

 (kə-lăb′ə-rāt′)
intr.v. col·lab·o·rat·ed, col·lab·o·rat·ing, col·lab·o·rates
1. To work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort.
2. To cooperate treasonably, as with an enemy occupation force in one's country.

[Late Latin collabōrāre, collabōrāt- : Latin com-, com- + Latin labōrāre, to work (from labor, toil).]

col·lab′o·ra′tion n.
col·lab′o·ra′tive adj.
col·lab′o·ra′tor n.

collaborate

(kəˈlæbəˌreɪt)
vb (intr)
1. (often foll by: on, with, etc) to work with another or others on a joint project
2. to cooperate as a traitor, esp with an enemy occupying one's own country
[C19: from Late Latin collabōrāre, from Latin com- together + labōrāre to work]
colˈlaborative adj
colˈlaboratively adv
colˈlaboˌrator n

col•lab•o•rate

(kəˈlæb əˌreɪt)

v.i. -rat•ed, -rat•ing.
1. to work, one with another; cooperate, as on a literary work.
2. to cooperate with an enemy nation, esp. with an enemy occupying one's country.
[1870–75; < Late Latin collabōrātus, past participle of collabōrāre to work together < Latin col- + laborāre to work, derivative of labor labor]
col•lab′o•ra`tor, n.

collaborate

co-operate
1. 'collaborate'

When people collaborate on a project, they work together in order to produce something. For example, two writers can collaborate to produce a single piece of writing.

Anthony and I are collaborating on a paper for the conference.
The film was directed by Carl Jones, who collaborated with Rudy de Luca in writing it.
2. 'co-operate'

When people co-operate, they help each other.

...an example of the way in which human beings can co-operate for the common good.

If you co-operate with someone who asks for your help, you help them.

The editors agreed to co-operate.
I couldn't get the RAF to co-operate.

The spelling cooperate is sometimes used, and is preferred in American English.

They are willing to cooperate in the training of medical personnel.

collaborate


Past participle: collaborated
Gerund: collaborating

Imperative
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Present
I collaborate
you collaborate
he/she/it collaborates
we collaborate
you collaborate
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Preterite
I collaborated
you collaborated
he/she/it collaborated
we collaborated
you collaborated
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Present Continuous
I am collaborating
you are collaborating
he/she/it is collaborating
we are collaborating
you are collaborating
they are collaborating
Present Perfect
I have collaborated
you have collaborated
he/she/it has collaborated
we have collaborated
you have collaborated
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Past Continuous
I was collaborating
you were collaborating
he/she/it was collaborating
we were collaborating
you were collaborating
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Past Perfect
I had collaborated
you had collaborated
he/she/it had collaborated
we had collaborated
you had collaborated
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Future
I will collaborate
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he/she/it will collaborate
we will collaborate
you will collaborate
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Future Perfect
I will have collaborated
you will have collaborated
he/she/it will have collaborated
we will have collaborated
you will have collaborated
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Future Continuous
I will be collaborating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been collaborating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been collaborating
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you will have been collaborating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been collaborating
you had been collaborating
he/she/it had been collaborating
we had been collaborating
you had been collaborating
they had been collaborating
Conditional
I would collaborate
you would collaborate
he/she/it would collaborate
we would collaborate
you would collaborate
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Past Conditional
I would have collaborated
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we would have collaborated
you would have collaborated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.collaborate - work together on a common enterprise of project; "The soprano and the pianist did not get together very well"; "We joined forces with another research group"
work - exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"
collaborate - cooperate as a traitor; "he collaborated with the Nazis when they occupied Paris"
go along, play along - cooperate or pretend to cooperate; "He decided to play along with the burglars for the moment"
2.collaborate - cooperate as a traitor; "he collaborated with the Nazis when they occupied Paris"
collaborate, cooperate, join forces, get together - work together on a common enterprise of project; "The soprano and the pianist did not get together very well"; "We joined forces with another research group"

collaborate

verb
1. work together, team up, join forces, cooperate, play ball (informal), participate The two men collaborated on an album in 1986.
2. conspire, cooperate, collude, fraternize He was accused of having collaborated with the secret police.

collaborate

verb
To work together toward a common end:
Translations
يَتَعَاوَنُيَتَعاوَن مَعيَتَعاوَنُ مَعِ العَدو
spolupracovatkolaborovat
samarbejdekollaborere
tehdä yhteistyötä
surađivati
kollaborálközösen dolgozik vmin
vinna meîvinna saman
共同して働く
협력하다
bendradarbiautibendradarbiavimasdrauge dirbtikolaborantaskolaboravimas
līdzdarbotiessadarboties
kolaborovať
samarbeta
ร่วมมือ
işbirliği yapmakbirlikte çalışmak
cộng tác

collaborate

[kəˈlæbəreɪt] VI (also Pol) → colaborar
to collaborate on sth/in doing sthcolaborar en algo
to collaborate with sbcolaborar con algn

collaborate

[kəˈlæbəreɪt] vi
(= work together) [colleagues] → collaborer
(pejorative) (secretly)collaborer

collaborate

vi
(= work together)zusammenarbeiten; they asked him to collaboratesie baten ihn mitzuarbeiten, sie baten um seine Mitarbeit; to collaborate with somebody on or in somethingmit jdm bei etw zusammenarbeiten
(with enemy) → kollaborieren; he was suspected of collaboratinger wurde der Kollaboration verdächtigt

collaborate

[kəˈlæbəˌreɪt] vi to collaborate (with sb in or on sth)collaborare (con qn a or in qc)

collaborate

(kəˈlӕbəreit) verb
1. to work together (with someone) on a piece of work. He and his brother collaborated on a book about aeroplanes.
2. to work along (with someone) to betray secrets etc. He was known to have collaborated with the enemy.
colˌlaboˈration noun
colˈlaborator noun

collaborate

يَتَعَاوَنُ spolupracovat samarbejde zusammenarbeiten συνεργάζομαι colaborar tehdä yhteistyötä collaborer surađivati collaborare 共同して働く 협력하다 samenwerken samarbeide współpracować colaborar сотрудничать samarbeta ร่วมมือ işbirliği yapmak cộng tác 合作

collaborate

vt. colaborar, cooperar.
References in classic literature ?
I daresay we sighed, but never were collaborators more prepared for rejection, and though my mother might look wistfully at the scorned manuscript at times and murmur,
In fact, the youth looked upon the playwright as a great author, and it was to Sebastien that du Bruel said, the day after a first representation of a vaudeville produced, like all vaudevilles, by three collaborators, "The audience preferred the scenes written by two.
He was liked by his collaborators on account of his carefulness; the man with brains, sure of being understood, could cross his arms and feel that his ideas would be well rendered.
It was called simply The Life-Book of Captain Jim, and on the title page the names of Owen Ford and James Boyd were printed as collaborators.
The effect produced by my news convinced me that his affection for his young collaborator was cordial enough, and this emboldened me to make reply as I did.
I like George, but I cannot permit him to pose in any way as my collaborator.
His energy and interest must soon have won him the opportunity to show his skill as actor and also reviser and collaborator in play-writing, then as independent author; and after the first few years of slow progress his rise was rapid.
Nonetheless, Bloom and his collaborators say their results exclude the supranova model, since the proposed supernova would have to have exploded at about the same time as the burst rather than several days to months before.
At the heart of Thek's environments were several key figurative forms that traveled with him like members of his band of collaborators.
Cunningham's troupe is silhouetted, at right below, in a 1964 poster by artist Robert Rauschenberg, one of the choreographer's longtime collaborators.
On the streets of Nablus and other Palestinian cities, anger over suspected collaborators has run high in the last week, since the Israeli army renewed its campaign of killing Palestinians it maintains are security threats.
Using a smaller sample from the same visible-light survey, Pablo Fosalba of the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris and his collaborators observed a similar correlation (http://xxx.