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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [koh-ig-zist]
    • /ˌkoʊ ɪgˈzɪst/
    • /ˌkəʊ.ɪɡˈzɪst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-ig-zist]
    • /ˌkoʊ ɪgˈzɪst/

Definitions of coexist word

  • verb coexist If one thing coexists with another, they exist together at the same time or in the same place. You can also say that two things coexist. 3
  • verb coexist to exist together at the same time or in the same place 3
  • verb coexist to exist together in peace 3
  • intransitive verb coexist to exist together, at the same time, or in the same place 3
  • intransitive verb coexist to live together without hostility or conflict despite differences 3
  • verb without object coexist to exist together or at the same time. 1

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Origin of coexist

First appearance:

before 1670
One of the 47% oldest English words
First recorded in 1670-80; co- + exist

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Parts of speech for Coexist


coexist popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

coexist usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for coexist

verb coexist

  • synchronize — to cause to indicate the same time, as one timepiece with another: Synchronize your watches.
  • coincide — If one event coincides with another, they happen at the same time.
  • live — to have life, as an organism; be alive; be capable of vital functions: all things that live.
  • cohabit — If two people are cohabiting, they are living together and have a sexual relationship, but are not married.
  • live together — cohabit

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