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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.collaborator - someone who assists in a plotcollaborator - someone who assists in a plot  
accessary, accessory - someone who helps another person commit a crime
2.collaborator - someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying forcecollaborator - someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force
traitor, treasonist - someone who betrays his country by committing treason
3.collaborator - an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest; "the musician and the librettist were collaborators"; "sexual partners"
associate - a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor; "he had to consult his associate before continuing"
bridge partner - one of a pair of bridge players who are on the same side of the game
dancing partner - one of a pair of people who dance together

collaborator

noun
1. co-worker, partner, colleague, associate, team-mate, confederate My wife was an important collaborator on the novel.
2. traitor, turncoat, quisling, collaborationist, fraternizer Two alleged collaborators were shot dead by masked activists.
Translations
مُتَعاوِن
kolaborantspolupracovník
kollaboratørmedarbejdersamarbejdspartner
ellenséggel együttmûködõkollaboránsközremûködõ
samstarfsmaîur
spolupracovník
hainişbirliği yapan

collaborator

[kəˈlæbəreɪtəʳ] Ncolaborador(a) m/f (Pol) → colaboracionista mf

collaborator

[kəˈlæbəreɪtər] n
(= co-worker) → collaborateur/trice m/f
(pejorative) (secret)collaborateur/trice m/f

collaborator

n
Mitarbeiter(in) m(f)
(with enemy) → Kollaborateur(in) m(f)

collaborator

[kəˈlæbəˌreɪtəʳ] n (on project) → collaboratore/trice (pej) (with enemy) → collaborazionista m/f

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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
COLLABORATOR(R) is a registered trademark of Collaborator Systems, Inc.
difficulties or delays in obtaining or maintaining required regulatory approvals for products being developed by the Company and its collaborators and licensees;
lead compounds for dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, for which the Company's collaborator Astellas Pharma Inc.
Imperial College will serve as the sponsor for the trial, with AVI BioPharma serving as its clinical development collaborator.

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