Collude vs Cooperate - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between collude and cooperate

is that collude is to act in concert with; to conspire while cooperate is .

collude

English

Verb

(collud)
  • to act in concert with; to conspire
  • Synonyms

    * to be in cahoots * conspire * plot * scheme

    cooperate

    English

    Alternative forms

    * co-operate (UK), (uncommon)

    Verb

    (cooperat)
  • To work or act together, especially for a common purpose or benefit.
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  • To allow for mutual unobstructed action
  • To function in harmony, side by side
  • To engage in economic cooperation.
  • Usage notes

    The usual pronunciation of 'oo' is /u?/ or /?/. The dieresis in the spelling emphasizes that the second o begins a separate syllable. However, the dieresis is becoming increasingly rare in US English typography, so the spelling cooperate predominates. See also .

    Synonyms

    * to coact * make common cause

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