coexist

verb

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

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
coexistence noun
coexistent adjective

Examples of coexist in a Sentence

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

First Known Use

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of coexist was in 1667

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“Coexist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coexist. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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coexist

verb
co·​ex·​ist ˌkō-ig-ˈzist How to pronounce coexist (audio)
1
: to exist together or at the same time
2
: to live in peace with each other
coexistence noun
coexistent adjective

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