Definition of collaborate in English:


Syllabification: col·lab·o·rate
Pronunciation: /kəˈlabəˌrāt


[no object]
  • 1Work jointly on an activity, especially to produce or create something: he collaborated with a distinguished painter on the designs
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    • For that project, they collaborated with Parker and members of her lab.
    • We thank the Directorate of Health Services, Government of Goa, which has collaborated with the project from its inception.
    • Both had jointly funded numerous equipment initiatives and had collaborated in many research projects within the university.
    co-operate, join forces, team up, band together, work together, participate, combine, ally; pool resources, put —— heads together
  • 1.1Cooperate traitorously with an enemy: the indigenous elite who collaborated with the colonizers
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    • It also claimed that only a handful of traitors had collaborated with the Nazis.
    • Is it a hiding place away from the prying eyes of Gestapo agents, or is it equivalent to collaborating with the enemy?
    • The Vichy government and those who collaborated with the Germans were seen as traitors.
    collude, conspire, fraternize, co-operate, consort, sympathize
    informal be in cahoots


late 19th century: from Latin collaborat- 'worked with', from the verb collaborare, from col- 'together' + laborare 'to work'.

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