collaborate

When you work together on shared goal, you collaborate. If you don't just split a project up evenly but work together on creating solutions, you collaborate.

Inside the word you see co-labor, or "working together." Cooperation is simply splitting up the work and getting it done. Collaboration is when you brainstorm, create, and share possible solutions. During World War II, however, Nazi collaborators were sharing ideas with the wrong side. In today's pop music scene, collaboration means featuring a guest star on a record, and it's often a surefire way to boost sales.

Definitions of collaborate
  1. verb
    work together on a common enterprise or project
    synonyms: cooperate, get together, join forces
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    types:
    go along, play along
    cooperate or pretend to cooperate
    type of:
    work
    exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
  2. verb
    cooperate as a traitor
    “he collaborated with the Nazis when they occupied Paris”
    Synonyms:
    cooperate, get together, join forces
    work together on a common enterprise of project
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    type of:
    cooperate, get together, join forces
    work together on a common enterprise of project
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