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Cooperate Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • 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

  • Iran Agrees to Cooperate With Russia on Oil Market, Shana Says
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed to cooperate with Russia to support oil markets in a phone conversation with that country’s leader Vladimir Putin, according to Shana, the Iran oil ministry’s news service. Read more on this news related to 'Cooperate'
  • People less likely to cooperate with others when they know they can benefit from betrayal
    University of Pennsylvania researchers studied human cooperation, and they found that people were more likely to be selfish (stock image shown) in the Prisoner's Dilemma if the reward was greater. Read more on this news related to 'Cooperate'
  • Israel to cooperate with U.N. Gaza war inquiry
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Thursday it would cooperate with a United Nations investigation into Israeli attacks on U.N. facilities during last summer's Gaza war and the use of U.N. sites by Palestinian militants to store weapons. Last week, Israel announced it would not cooperate with a separate U.N. Human Rights Council investigation into alleged wa Read more on this news related to 'Cooperate'

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