Definition of collaborate in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈlabəreɪt/


[no object]
1Work jointly on an activity or project: he collaborated with him on numerous hotel projects
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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.
cooperate, join (up), join forces, team up, get together, come together, band together, work together, work jointly, participate, unite, combine, merge, link, ally, associate, amalgamate, integrate, form an alliance, pool resources, club together
2Cooperate traitorously with an enemy: during the last war they collaborated with the Nazis
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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.
fraternize, conspire, collude, cooperate, consort, sympathize


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

Words that rhyme with collaborate


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