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intr.v. co·op·er·at·ed, co·op·er·at·ing, co·op·er·ates
1. To work or act together toward a common end or purpose.
2. To acquiesce willingly; be compliant: asked the child to cooperate and go to bed.
3. To form an association for common, usually economic, benefit: When buyers cooperate, they can make large wholesale purchases at a discount.
[Late Latin cooperārī, cooperāt- : Latin co-, co- + operārī, to work (from opus, oper-, work; see op- in Indo-European roots).]
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|Noun||1.||cooperator - 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
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