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Cooperate Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • 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"

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Cooperate Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Cooperation is when people work together to make their lives better, even though they are free to not work together, and receive little if any money for working together.

A cooperative is a type of organization that people use to make their lives better. The first cooperative was a store in Rochdale, England started in 1844. The people who started it wanted food that was cheaper and better quality. Since then, people have found many ways to cooperate. For example:

Co-operatives are democratic organizations owned by the people who use them. Cooperative organizations help people adapt to capitalism. The International Cooperative Alliance was started in 1885. It reports that there are 800 million cooperative members in the world.

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'Cooperate' example sentence in quotations

* In the end the aggressors always destroy themselves, making way for others who know how to cooperate and get along. Life is much less a competitive struggle for survival than a triumph of cooperation and creativity. - Fritjof Capra

* To accept passively an unjust system is to cooperate with that system thereby the oppressed become the oppressor. - Unknown

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Cooperate Sample Sentences in News

  • To Cooperate Is To Sacrifice: An Interview With Yves Morieux
    “The more people cooperate, the more they sacrifice.” Yves Morieux of the Boston Consulting Group gave a stirring talk at HR Tech Europe today in his opening keynote. Morieux’s talk at TED @ BCG last year titled “As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify” is currently close to 2 million views and hits squarely at a challenge of businesses of every i Read more on this news related to 'Cooperate'
  • Castro: Cuba would cooperate with US against Ebola
    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba stands ready to cooperate with the United States in the battle against Ebola, former leader Fidel Castro said in an article published Saturday. Read more on this news related to 'Cooperate'
  • U.S. and China look to manage differences, cooperate against threats
    By David Brunnstrom BOSTON (Reuters) - America and China's top diplomats stressed the need to manage differences and cooperate against global threats including Islamic State and Ebola, as they sought to warm the mood between their countries ahead of a summit next month. "There are many areas that the United States and China are cooperating on, even as we Read more on this news related to 'Cooperate'

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