co·​cre·​ate (ˌ)kō-krē-ˈāt How to pronounce cocreate (audio)
variants or co-create
cocreated or co-created; cocreating or co-creating

transitive verb

: to create (something) by working with one or more others
He's the guy who in 1987 cocreated Photoshop, the software package that has become a digital industry standard …Julie Hinds
: to create (something) jointly
In the fall of 2005, Mothering and Whole Foods Market co-created an informational program and national lecture tour: Whole Baby.Kimber Pasquali
(ˌ)kō-krē-ˈā-tər How to pronounce cocreate (audio)
or co-creator
plural cocreators or co-creators
The philosophy of Seinfeld, as articulated by its star and its anhedonic executive producer and cocreator, Larry David, is, "No hugging. No learning." Lisa Schwarzbaum
Co-creators Ryan Murphy and Gina Matthews talk excitedly about future theme issues: cheating, fame, the social pecking order … James Poniewozik

Examples of cocreate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Texas, Kireev cocreated a graphene tattoo that can accurately measure blood pressure. IEEE Spectrum, 12 June 2023 No one seemed particularly wowed when HBO announced that Bill Hader and Alec Berg were cocreating a series in which Hader would play a hitman with a conscience who attempts to go straight. Wired, WIRED, 9 Mar. 2023 All of our work policies are cocreated with our people. Amber Burton, Fortune, 12 May 2023 Along with writers John Rogers and Keith Giffen, comic book Hamner, a North Alabama native, cocreated the Jamie Reyes version of the superhero, which DC Comics rebooted in 2006. Matt Wake |, al, 6 Apr. 2023 Sally Lindsay cocreated and stars in this light drama about an antiques dealer who finds herself in a small town in the south of France after her husband’s mysterious death. Margaret Lyons, New York Times, 23 Feb. 2023 Research firm International Data Corp. estimates that by 2023, 60% of CIOs at companies world-wide will be primarily measured for their ability to cocreate new business models and revenue streams, chiefly through enterprisewide collaboration. Angus Loten, WSJ, 3 Jan. 2022 On four services alone—Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, Artbreeder, and DALL-E—humans working with AIs now cocreate more than 20 million images every day. Kevin Kelly, WIRED, 17 Nov. 2022 Similar efforts to cocreate textile memorials are underway in the Stitching the Situation and Covid Memorial Quilt projects. Wired, 22 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1697, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cocreate was in 1697

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Cite this Entry

“Cocreate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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