Working together is cooperation. Thanks to the cooperation of the parents, teachers, and students, the end of year school dance rocked the house without rocking the boat.

If you break apart cooperation you see co which means together and operation which is a project or job. When you practice cooperation you are working together on a job or project. Cooperation can sometimes be hard to come by, which is why when someone does a lot of it, it's nice to say thank you.

Definitions of cooperation

n the practice of cooperating

“economic cooperation
“they agreed on a policy of cooperation
Type of:
pattern, practice
a customary way of operation or behavior

n joint operation or action

“their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission”
competition, contention, rivalry
the act of competing as for profit or a prize
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cooperative work done by a team (especially when it is effective)
abidance, compliance, conformation, conformity
acting according to certain accepted standards
coaction, collaboration
act of working jointly
collaboration, collaborationism, quislingism
act of cooperating traitorously with an enemy that is occupying your country
compromise, via media
a middle way between two extremes
concurrence, concurrency
acting together, as agents or circumstances or events
rapprochement, reconciliation
the reestablishing of cordial relations
self-sacrifice, selflessness
acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity
allegiance, commitment, dedication, loyalty
the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
the act of representing; standing in for someone or some group and speaking with authority in their behalf
abnegation, denial, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-renunciation
renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
loyalty and commitment to the interests of your own minority or ethnic group rather than to society as a whole
a solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal)
compliance with formal rules
acting in conformity
honoring, observance
conformity with law or custom or practice etc.
conformity or harmony
commitment to some purpose
the act of enlisting (as in a military service)
loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person
proportional representation
representation of all parties in proportion to their popular vote
Type of:
group action
action taken by a group of people

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