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

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 cofounder (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

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Further support came from Ultimate Safaris and Wilderness Safaris, two safari ecotourism companies that cofounded the Lionscape Coalition, along with Singita and &Beyond. Chloe Malle, WSJ, "How One Nonprofit Is Using Venture-Capital Tactics to Help Save Africa’s Last 20,000 Wild Lions," 28 June 2019 The tax provision was the brainchild of the Economic Innovation Group, a think tank cofounded by the Napster entrepreneur Sean Parker. Lydia Depillis, CNN, "A 'mind boggling' tax break was meant to help the poor. But trendy areas are winning too," 14 June 2019 Along the way, arc intersected with some of ’80s rock’s most crucial moments, more than a few of which took place at The Cathouse, the Hollywood rock & roll dance-club Downe cofounded in 1986 with Riki Rachtman, soon to be of MTV fame. Matt Wake |,, "An ’80s glam-metal survivor tells all," 9 July 2019 To improve its safety training, Verizon approached Strivr, a VR software training company Bailenson cofounded in 2015. Aric Jenkins, Fortune, "The Fall and Rise of VR: The Struggle to Make Virtual Reality Get Real," 20 June 2019 Sentebale, the organization being supported by the event (which was cofounded by Prince Harry), tweeted a picture of the royal couple arriving at London's Victoria Palace theatre. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Meghan Markle Went to See Hamilton in a Stunning Tuxedo Dress," 29 Aug. 2018 Jenny Fleiss, who cofounded Rent the Runway before joining Walmart, led the launch. Marc Bain, Quartz, "JetBlue is taking Walmart to court over its Jetblack shopping service," 25 June 2019 ZeaKal was cofounded by Chen and San Diego agricultural biotechnology veteran Jerry Caulder. San Diego Union-Tribune, "ZeaKal raises $10 million for hemp, cannabis products," 24 June 2019 The book also serves as a shout-out to the myriad mentors who’ve contributed to the success of the Hundreds streetwear brand cofounded by Kim and Ben Shenassafar (a.k.a. Adam Tschorn,, "Bobby Hundreds’ memoir is a snapshot of L.A.’s streetwear culture of the 2000s," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of cofound

circa 1661, in the meaning defined above

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