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

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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 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,, "Once, Boston was ‘a special place’ where musicians thrived," 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, "Everything You Need to Know About TikTok Star Thomas Petrou," 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, "Padma Lakshmi Sounds the Alarm on the Threat to Women’s Health Care," 19 Oct. 2020 Jacobs intended to retire, but his friends convinced him to cofound another company focused on wireless. Steven Levy, Wired, "Qualcomm’s Founder On Why the US Doesn’t Have Its Own Huawei," 4 Sep. 2020 Fitzgerald used his newfound prominence to cofound the first Catholic church in Virginia, the St. Mary’s congregation in Alexandria. John Berlau, National Review, "When George Washington Met Moses," 13 Aug. 2020 His father was a prominent early psychoanalyst, who studied under Anna Freud in Vienna and then cofounded the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute. Bonnie L. Cook,, "Oliver Caldwell Biddle, 96, lawyer, author and member of prominent Philadelphia family," 30 Mar. 2018 Schneider, a native of Dusseldorf, cofounded Kraftwerk with Hutter in 1970, and the two remained its primary creative directors for nearly 40 years. NBC News, "Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk cofounder, dies at 73," 6 May 2020 Her previous work included cofounding the Racist Sandwich podcast and being a freelance food and pop culture writer and restaurant chef. Tara Duggan,, "San Francisco Chronicle food critic Soleil Ho nominated for James Beard award," 4 May 2020

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First Known Use of cofound

circa 1661, in the meaning defined above

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20 Mar 2021

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“Cofound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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