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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 To cocreate means giving every single member in the organization a voice. Chuen Chuen Yeo, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2021 Meanwhile, New York designer Duncan made waves in 2018 as one of three female designers to cocreate the first LeBron James Nike basketball shoe for women, though her specialty is bold workwear. Marielle Bobo, Essence, 27 Apr. 2020 That’s why Ball recommends taking some time to cocreate an acceptable daily schedule, especially with learners who might have self-motivation issues. Michelle Z. Donahue, National Geographic, 16 Apr. 2020 After an acrimonious split with the social media giant in 2018, Acton left Facebook to cocreate the Signal Technology Foundation with Marlinspike. Wired, 8 Nov. 2019 Shannon landed movie gigs at a steady clip through his first manager, Lee Daniels, who went on to direct Precious and The Butler and to cocreate the television series Empire. Eric Sullivan, Esquire, 5 Oct. 2017 See More

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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 30 Jan. 2023.

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