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

Definition of cocreate

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

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Other Words from cocreate

cocreator \ (ˌ)kō-​krē-​ˈā-​tər How to pronounce cocreate (audio) , -​ˈkrē-​ˌā-​ \ or co-creator noun, 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 To cocreate means giving every single member in the organization a voice. Chuen Chuen Yeo, Forbes, "Build Back Better: How Leaders Can Build A Better, More Equal Future In An Agile Way," 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, "ESSENCE Launches Design Initiative with Chase and Lands’ End," 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, "What to do now that kids are 'back in school'," 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, "WhatsApp Cofounder Brian Acton on Why Privacy Matters," 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, "Michael Shannon Won’t Tone It Down," 5 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of cocreate

1697, in the meaning defined above

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“Cocreate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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