Type: noun, adjective

Definitions: (noun) A cooperative is a type of business that is owned by the people working there or by its customers. (adjective) If someone is cooperative, they listen and try to help or work with you. (adjective) In a cooperative effort, project, etc., a number of people work together to do something.

Examples: (noun) Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), a retail cooperative, is Canada’s largest supplier of outdoor equipment and has more than two million members. (adjective) Children usually become more cooperative as they grow up. (adjective) With cooperative effort, we can clean up pollution.

Synonyms: adjectives: joint, unified, coordinated. helpful, responsive, supportive. nouns: co-op.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 6 D