Definition of 'co-operative'
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Example sentences containing 'co-operative'
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It's a proper co-operative relationship. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Help is at hand for anyone interested in running a co-operative. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Our goal should be a close and co-operative relationship in the future. The Sun (2016)British farmers were reluctant to form co-operatives. Food Watch (1994)There are only questions that it will take further co-operative detective work to answer. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Other options are social enterprises and co-operatives. Times, Sunday Times (2011)These local financial co-operatives are spread throughout the country and offer a vital service. The Sun (2014)Co-operative bank began lending to football clubs in the mid-1990s. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They felt as if working with others in a co-operative way was something that was important to them. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The system will work like a co-operative fund that students can pay into and draw from to pay their fees. The Sun (2016)Brazil has a low number of listed shareholders but boasts more than eight million member owners of highly successful co-operative businesses. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Were these men independent co-operative workers? Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)Other works for the co-operative followed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Without the ability to measure, co-operative activity could hardly take place. MEASURING AMERICA (2002)Who would run the co-operatives? Times, Sunday Times (2010)You can't engage in a co-operative international relationship all by yourself. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Farmers can protect themselves by forming co-operatives, doing their own processing and selling direct to retailers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In carrying out that responsibility it should adopt the most economical methods of large-scale co-operative enterprise. English Conservatism since the Restoration: An introduction and anthology (1990)The school will be run as a co-operative and will stay open until around 6pm each day. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Around 75,000 new co-operatives have been formed. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)Encourage social enterprise and co-operatives. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many have been taken over by bigger businesses, or are now just selling their milk to large co-operatives. Times, Sunday Times (2010)While still at university he helped to set up an organic food store, café and bookshop that was run as a co-operative. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Translations for 'co-operative'
British English: co-operative NOUN
A co-operative is a business or organization run by the people who work for it, or owned by the people who use it.
They decided a housing co-operative was the way to regenerate the area.
British English: co-operative ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone is co-operative, you mean that they do what you ask them to without complaining or arguing.
I made every effort to be cooperative.
Definition of co-operative from the Collins English Dictionary
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