Collaborator



[kuh-lab-uh-reyt] /kəˈlæb əˌreɪt/

verb (used without object), collaborated, collaborating.
1.
to work, one with another; cooperate, as on a literary work:
They collaborated on a novel.
2.
to cooperate, usually willingly, with an enemy nation, especially with an enemy occupying one’s country:
He collaborated with the Nazis during World War II.
/kəˈlæbəˌreɪt/
verb (intransitive)
1.
often foll by on, with, etc. to work with another or others on a joint project
2.
to cooperate as a traitor, esp with an enemy occupying one’s own country
n.

1802, from French collaborateur, from Latin collaboratus, past participle of collaborare “work with,” from com- “with” (see com-) + labore “to work” (see labor (v.)).
v.

1871, back-formation from collaborator. Given a bad sense in World War II. Related: Collaborated; collaborating.

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