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v.i. -rat•ed, -rat•ing.
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.
When people co-operate, they help each other.
If you co-operate with someone who asks for your help, you help them.
The spelling cooperate is sometimes used, and is preferred in American English.
Past participle: collaborated
|Verb||1.||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"
|2.||collaborate - cooperate as a traitor; "he collaborated with the Nazis when they occupied Paris"|