1. cooperative, co-op, commercial enterprise

usage: a jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners

2. cooperative, association

usage: an association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it


1. concerted, conjunct, conjunctive, cooperative, joint (vs. separate)

usage: involving the joint activity of two or more; "concerted action"; "the conjunct influence of fire and strong wind"; "the conjunctive focus of political opposition"; "a cooperative effort"; "a united effort"; "joint military activities"

2. cooperative (vs. uncooperative), collaborative, synergetic, synergistic, helpful

usage: done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit; "a cooperative effort"

3. accommodative, cooperative, noncompetitive (vs. competitive)

usage: willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement

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