co·​pro·​duce | \ (ˌ)kō-prə-ˈd(y)üs How to pronounce coproduce (audio) , -prō- \
variants: or co-produce
coproduced or co-produced; coproducing or co-producing

Definition of coproduce

transitive verb

1 : to produce (something) jointly The three of them coproduced the album. Since Japan would coproduce these weapons under license to U.S. companies, it would need permission from Washington to export them.Business Week
2 : to produce (something) along with another product But large amounts of propylene, butadiene, and aromatics are coproduced, and thus the derivatization and marketing of these coproducts became an important part of petrochemical economics.— Roy L. Pruett

Other Words from coproduce

coproducer \ (ˌ)kō-​prə-​ˈd(y)ü-​sər How to pronounce coproduce (audio) , -​prō-​ \ or co-producer noun, plural coproducers or co-producers
… the Brooklyn MC will serve as a co-producer for the film adaptation … — Carl Lamarre

Examples of coproduce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web James Franco was originally attached to coproduce and direct this film, along with two white male screenwriters, which would surely have smelled of Spring Breakers (2012). Jasmin Hernandez, Harper's BAZAAR, 30 June 2021 Kim Kardashian West has reached a deal with Spotify to coproduce and host a new podcast that will spotlight her recent involvement with criminal justice reform. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 June 2020 While Universal had planned to work alone, Netflix and SK Global agreed to coproduce their miniseries with the Thai government. Max Marshall,, 26 June 2019 Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner to coproduce its 2015 U.S. debut, Music in Exile (Atlantic). Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, 29 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of coproduce

circa 1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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