coexist

verb
co·​ex·​ist | \ ˌkō-ig-ˈzist How to pronounce coexist (audio) \
coexisted; coexisting; coexists

Definition of coexist

intransitive verb

1 : to exist together or at the same time
2 : to live in peace with each other especially as a matter of policy

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Other Words from coexist

coexistence \ ˌkō-​ig-​ˈzi-​stən(t)s How to pronounce coexistence (audio) \ noun
coexistent \ ˌkō-​ig-​ˈzi-​stənt How to pronounce coexistent (audio) \ adjective

Examples of coexist in a Sentence

The species coexist in the same environment. Can the two countries peacefully coexist?

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People from Sri Lanka, Slovakia, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Philippines and Canada all live in the neighborhood, and normally coexist peacefully. Tamara Lush, The Seattle Times, "Toronto shooter’s neighbors knew nothing of mental illness," 23 July 2018 But whether politics and profits can peacefully coexist in this blend is a big uncertainty for Saudi Aramco. Stanley Reed, New York Times, "An Oil Giant Is Taking Big Steps. Saudi Arabia Can’t Afford for It to Slip.," 16 June 2018 But yes, the LTE omission is no mistake: the 2018 version of the Swift 7, known as the SF714-51T, will likely be around for some time and both models will coexist, a company spokeswoman said. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Acer's new Swift 7 ultra-thin PC is even smaller, but adds Thunderbolt, Amber Lake and a clickpad," 6 Jan. 2019 To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that This isn’t the first time the eldest Hadid sister has publicly acknowledged her coexisting privilege and desire to work for what she’s given. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Responds to People Who Question Her Rise to Fame," 18 Nov. 2018 There wasn’t, and couldn’t be, any way those roles could coexist. Paula Mclain, Town & Country, "The Extraordinary Life of Martha Gellhorn, the Woman Ernest Hemingway Tried to Erase," 12 July 2018 What seems clear is that at this point, studios, distributors and streaming services have to figure out a way to coexist. New York Times, "Does It Matter if You See a Film in a Theater or at Home?," 8 May 2018 Identity politics and its enforcement have placed shackles on our ability to coexist as Americans. WSJ, "Progressive Groupthink Is a Threat to Liberty," 17 Dec. 2018 Gunton was quick to list a plethora of ways for people to ensure that future generations of humans could still coexist with animals that might be on the brink of extinction. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "BBC Earth's "Dynasties" Pulls at Heartstrings With the Painted Wolves’ Fight for Survival," 12 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of coexist

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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coexist

verb

English Language Learners Definition of coexist

: to exist together or at the same time
: to live in peace with each other

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