US: /koʊˈɑpɝˌeɪtɪv/
UK: /kə‍ʊˈɒpəɹətˌɪv/

English Vietnamese dictionary

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Advanced English dictionary

(BrE also co-operative) adjective, noun
+ adjective
1 [usually before noun] involving doing sth together or working together with others towards a shared aim: Cooperative activity is essential to effective community work.
2 helpful by doing what you are asked to do: Employees will generally be more cooperative if their views are taken seriously.
3 [usually before noun] (business) owned and run by the people involved, with the profits shared by them: a cooperative farm + The cooperative movement started in Britain in the 19th century.
cooperatively (BrE also co-operatively) + adverb
+ noun
a cooperative business or other organization: agricultural cooperatives in India and China + The factory is now a workers' cooperative.

Collocation dictionary


community, worker | agricultural, farmer/farming | production


form | run sth as
The family business is now run as a cooperative.

Concise English dictionary

+a jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners
+an association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it
+involving the joint activity of two or more
+done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit
+willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement