Cooperate vs Involve - What's the difference?

cooperate | involve |


As verbs the difference between cooperate and involve

is that cooperate is while involve is to roll or fold up; to wind round; to entwine.

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

    References

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    involve

    English

    Alternative forms

    * envolve

    Verb

    (involv)
  • To roll or fold up; to wind round; to entwine.
  • * (John Milton)
  • Some of serpent kind involved / Their snaky folds.
  • To envelop completely; to surround; to cover; to hide; to involve in darkness or obscurity.
  • * (John Milton)
  • And leave a singèd bottom all involved / With stench and smoke.
  • To complicate or make intricate, as in grammatical structure.
  • * (John Locke)
  • Involved discourses.
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  • To connect with something as a natural or logical consequence or effect; to include necessarily; to imply.
  • * (John Milton)
  • He knows / His end with mine involved .
  • * Tillotson
  • The contrary necessarily involves a contradiction.
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  • To take in; to gather in; to mingle confusedly; to blend or merge.
  • * (Alexander Pope)
  • The gathering number, as it moves along, / Involves a vast involuntary throng.
  • * (John Milton)
  • Earth with hell / To mingle and involve .
  • To envelop, enfold, entangle, or embarrass.
  • To engage thoroughly; to occupy, employ, or absorb.
  • * Sir (Walter Scott)
  • Involved in a deep study.
  • (mathematics) To raise to any assigned power; to multiply, as a quantity, into itself a given number of times.
  • Synonyms

    * to imply * include * implicate * complicate * entangle * embarrass * overwhelm

    See also

    * involver * voluble * involute

    References

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