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Cooperate Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    cooperate v : 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" [syn: collaborate, join forces, get together]
Cooperate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Cooperate \Co*["o]p"er*ate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Co["o]perated; p. pr. & vb. n. Co["o]perating.] [L. co["o]peratus, p. p. of co["o]perari to co["o]perate; co + operari to work, opus work. See Operate.] To act or operate jointly with another or others; to concur in action, effort, or effect. Whate'er co["o]perates to the common mirth. --Crashaw.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Cooperate'

Cooperation, co-operation or coöperation is the process of working or acting together, which can be accomplished by both intentional and non-intentional agents. In its simplest form it involves things working in harmony, side by side, while in its more complicated forms, it can involve something as complex as the inner workings of a human being or even the social patterns of a nation. It is the alternative to working separately in competition. Cooperation can also be accomplished by computers, which can handle shared resources simultaneously, while sharing processor time.

Cooperation, more formally speak is how the components of a system work together to achieve the global properties. In other words, individual components that appear to be “selfish” and independent work together to create a highly complex, greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts system. Examples can be found all around us. The components in a cell work together to keep it living. Cells work together and communicate to produce multicellular organisms. Organisms form food chains and ecosystems. People form families, gangs, cities and nations. Neurons create thought and consciousness. Atoms cooperate in a simple way, by combining to make up molecules. Understanding the mechanisms that create cooperating agents in a system is one of the most important and least well understood phenomena in nature, though there has not been a lack of effort.

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* 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

  • Brazil, UAE to cooperate in defence
    Brasilia, April 23 (IANS/EFE) Brazil and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed here Tuesday an agreement on defence cooperation, Brazil's foreign ministry said in a statement. Read more on this news related to 'Cooperate'
  • After vowing to cooperate, Robert Rizzo skips his sentencing interview
    After pleading no contest to corruption charges and agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors, former Bell administrator Robert Rizzo would not be interviewed for his own probation report before he was sentenced. Read more on this news related to 'Cooperate'
  • Google and NASA Cooperate on Building Floating Space Robots
    NASA and Google will send floating robots equipped with 3-D mapping technology into orbit this summer, enabling them to navigate autonomously for the first time. "The future is awesome," brags Google Read more on this news related to 'Cooperate'

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