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Definition of collaborate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    collaborate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//kəˈlæbəreɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈlæbəreɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they collaborate
    BrE BrE//kəˈlæbəreɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈlæbəreɪt//
     
    he / she / it collaborates
    BrE BrE//kəˈlæbəreɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈlæbəreɪts//
     
    past simple collaborated
    BrE BrE//kəˈlæbəreɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈlæbəreɪtɪd//
     
    past participle collaborated
    BrE BrE//kəˈlæbəreɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈlæbəreɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form collaborating
    BrE BrE//kəˈlæbəreɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈlæbəreɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to work together with somebody in order to produce or achieve something Researchers around the world are collaborating to develop a new vaccine. collaborate (with somebody) (on something) We have collaborated on many projects over the years. collaborate (with somebody) (in something/in doing something) She agreed to collaborate with him in writing her biography.
  2. 2[intransitive] collaborate (with somebody) (disapproving) to help the enemy who has taken control of your country during a war He was accused of collaborating with the enemy.
  3. Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Latin collaborat- ‘worked with’, from the verb collaborare, from col- ‘together’ + laborare ‘to work’.
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