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cooperate with (someone or something)

To work together with someone or something, usually to complete a particular task or goal. Getting my toddler to cooperate with me is often an impossible task. We are in no way blaming you for what happened, but you still have to cooperate with the police investigation.
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cooperate with someone (on something)

 and cooperate (with someone) on something
to work together in harmony with someone on something. Please cooperate with me on this project. Can you cooperate on this with me? I hope we can cooperate on this.
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Understanding why we do one thing or another can help in designing incentives that induce people to cooperate," the authors of the research pointed out.
The experiment revealed that people are not going to cooperate more because of being organized in a certain way.
In this respect, it can be inferred that we do not have to be concerned with the design of organizational structure, but rather with motivating people individually to cooperate.
Indeed, the company may cooperate to prosecute you.
The commission's order to Parks instructs him, the LAPD command staff and officers to cooperate with the District Attorney's Office.
We clearly understand the need and necessity and we have always and will continue to always cooperate with every prosecuting agency,'' Parks said.
In each instance, our prosecutors were told by Los Angeles Police Department detectives that they had been ordered by their department not to cooperate with the District Attorney's Office.
The research also claims that men cooperate better with each other as compared to women cooperating with each other, and that women tend to cooperate more than men when interacting with the opposite-sex.
The most commonly used experiment in the meta-analysis was the "prisoner's dilemma" in which a pair of people must decide whether to cooperate or defect.
It is a social dilemma because each individual gains more by defecting regardless of what the other person does, but they will both be better off if they both cooperate," Daniel Balliet, the lead author, said.
In this game, a Pavlov player cooperates only if both participants chose the same alternative - either cooperating or not - in their prior encounter.
Millnski and his co-workers find that stickleback fish that cooperatively check for predators in pairs and then encounter partners who flee during several consecutive predator checks react in Pavlovian fashion -- they alternately cooperate and flee on successive predator searches with defectors.
New York,(15) the suspect's friend, a police academy recruit, told the suspect that the officer would lose his new job if the suspect failed to cooperate.
33) Even in those jurisdictions that do permit an interrogating officer to promise that the defendant's cooperation will be communicated to the proper authorities, investigators should not assume that they are also permitted to represent that a defendant's failure to cooperate will likewise be communicated to the prosecutor.