co·​found | \ ˌkō-ˈfau̇nd How to pronounce cofound (audio) \
variants: or co-found
cofounded or co-founded; cofounding or co-founding

Definition of cofound

transitive verb

: to join one or more others in founding (something, such as an organization or institution) : to found (something) jointly Renowned prankster and engineer Steve Wozniak has returned to the company he cofounded seven years ago.— Paul Freiberger … she went on to co-found the Agricultural Workers Association, which would eventually become the United Farm Workers.— Ericka N. Goodman-Hughey

Other Words from cofound

cofounder \ ˌkō-​ˈfau̇n-​dər How to pronounce cofound (audio) \ or co-founder noun, plural cofounders or co-founders
… Beach Boys' legend and cofounder Brian Wilson performing the entire album "Pet Sounds" is enough to give any summer concertgoer a good vibration. — Craig S. Semon

Examples of cofound in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After growing up in the shadows of America’s nuclear weapons program, Alexandr Wang dropped out of MIT at 19 to cofound Scale AI. Samantha Todd, Forbes, 8 June 2022 This led Cunningham to cofound Museum Hue, an arts organization that provides tools and resources in support of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color working in arts and culture across the US. Dr. Brittany Chambers, Forbes, 1 June 2022 Andy Grove came to America after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and went on to cofound—and then lead—the Intel Corporation, which helped propel America’s tech economy and create jobs, tax revenue and shareholder wealth. Stuart Anderson, Forbes, 26 May 2022 In 2018, Andreessen Horowitz hired Katie Haun, a former federal prosecutor whom Dixon had met on Coinbase’s board, to cofound and lead the firm’s crypto team with Dixon and Ali Yahya, and put an emphasis on the regulatory component. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 21 Apr. 2022 In June, Langfur joined with Davis to cofound the New England Musicians Relief Fund, which helps ease the financial pain with $1,000 grants to struggling players. Malcolm Gay,, 12 Mar. 2021 Shortly after he was fired from Team 10, Thomas helped to cofound the Hype House, along with Daisy Keech, Chase Hudson (aka Lil Huddy), and a few other TikTok stars. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, 16 Feb. 2021 In fact, the long and winding road to getting properly evaluated prompted Lakshmi to cofound the Endometriosis Foundation of America, which advocates for patients and funds research for disease awareness. Ruhama Wolle, Glamour, 19 Oct. 2020 Jacobs intended to retire, but his friends convinced him to cofound another company focused on wireless. Steven Levy, Wired, 4 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of cofound

circa 1661, in the meaning defined above

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“Cofound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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