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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.
Indeed, the company may cooperate to prosecute you.
Each criminal has two options: to cooperate with the other by keeping quiet or to defect by squealing on the other.
Each driver can either shovel snow (cooperate) or simply sit in his ear (defect).
Motegi was in Baghdad last week as Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's special envoy, calling on the nation's leadership to fully cooperate with weapons inspections to attain a peaceful resolution to the crisis.
If Iraq fails to cooperate (as it has done for 10 years), then what?
* If the taxpayer fully cooperates with reasonable requests for information from the IRS and establishes a prima facie case for treating the worker as an independent contractor, the burden of proof falls on the IRS to show such classification was unreasonable.
*The stakeholder's potential to cooperate with the hospital (or the physician executive)
Then they must make two critical assessments about these stakeholders: their potential to threaten and their potential to cooperate. When determining the stakeholder's orientation, physician executives should account for such factors as its relative power and the specific context and history of the physician executive's relations with it and with all other key stakeholders.
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.
Birds do it, bees do it, even you and I do it: Instead of selfishly helping only ourselves or our close relatives, we sometimes choose to cooperate with genetic strangers.
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. The defendant's subsequent statement was held involuntary.
However, absent prior contact indicating that a paraphernalia shop owner will cooperate, investigators first should make a case against the store before "quietly" approaching the owner away from the business.
The authors did not talk to him because he would not cooperate. And though they spoke with people who worked for or with Guber, the portrait that emerges is unrelievedly scathing.