Meaning of COOPERATIVE in English

COOPERATIVE

I. co ‧ op ‧ e ‧ ra ‧ tive 1 AC BrE AmE ( also co-operative British English ) /kəʊˈɒp ə rətɪv $ koʊˈɑːp-/ adjective

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ operation , ↑ cooperation , ↑ operative , ↑ cooperative , ↑ operator ; adjective : ↑ operational , ↑ operative , ↑ cooperative ≠ ↑ uncooperative ; verb : ↑ operate , ↑ cooperate ; adverb : ↑ operationally , ↑ cooperatively ]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ cooperation , ↑ cooperative ; verb : ↑ cooperate ; adverb : ↑ cooperatively ≠ UNCOOPERATIVELY ; adjective : ↑ cooperative ≠ ↑ uncooperative ]

1 . willing to cooperate SYN helpful OPP uncooperative :

He was doing his best to be cooperative.

a cooperative witness

2 . made, done, or operated by people working together:

a co-operative venture between the City Council and the police

3 . a cooperative store, bank etc is operated by people working together as a cooperative:

a co-operative store in a provincial town

—cooperatively adverb

II. cooperative 2 BrE AmE ( also co-operative British English ) noun [countable]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ operation , ↑ cooperation , ↑ operative , ↑ cooperative , ↑ operator ; adjective : ↑ operational , ↑ operative , ↑ cooperative ≠ ↑ uncooperative ; verb : ↑ operate , ↑ cooperate ; adverb : ↑ operationally , ↑ cooperatively ]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ cooperation , ↑ cooperative ; verb : ↑ cooperate ; adverb : ↑ cooperatively ≠ UNCOOPERATIVELY ; adjective : ↑ cooperative ≠ ↑ uncooperative ]

a business or organization owned equally by all the people working there SYN co-op :

a women-only housing co-operative

a workers’ co-operative

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