To cooperate is to work with or help another person.
- Students must cooperate with their teacher. (They must do what he asks them to do.)
- Maria is cooperating with her coworkers. (She’s working with them to reach a common goal.)
- Charles is not cooperating with the police. (He’s not answering their questions.)
- My computer is not cooperating with me today. (I’m having problems with my computer.)
- If you can just cooperate, everything will be easier.
- Please, cooperate with me.
The word "cooperation" is a noun.
- Cooperation among members of the organization is essential for achieving its goals.
- We appreciate your cooperation.
- Our manager says he needs more cooperation from his employees.
- Cooperation is the key to success.
- Thanks for your cooperation.
The word "cooperative" is an adjective:
- The little boy was not being cooperative with his mother.
- The teacher asked the students to be more cooperative.
- There could be negative consequences if you aren’t cooperative.
Everything is so much easier when people cooperate.
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May 3, 2015