variants or co-write
cowrote or co-wrote; cowritten or co-written; cowriting or co-writing

transitive verb

: to write (something) in collaboration with one or more other people
… the former president has just cowritten a new book about his foreign policy …Michael R. Beschloss
[Mindy] Kaling also just received a comedy pilot order from NBC for an as-of-yet untitled show that she is set to star in and co-write with Charlie Grandy.Madeline Berg
cowriter noun
or co-writer
plural cowriters or co-writers
… the entire cast is so in sync that much of the film's dialogue grew out of their improvisations (three of the stars get credit as cowriters). Caren Weiner

Examples of cowrite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to starring in the film, Porter will cowrite a script with screenwriter Dan McCabe based on the 1994 biography James Baldwin: A Biography, written by author David Leeming. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 12 Apr. 2023 In a 2019 interview, AL.com asked White what was like cowriting with Swift back then. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 17 Mar. 2023 Seth Meyers and Evan Goldberg mined their own teenage friendship to cowrite and produce what might be one of the most authentic coming-of-age movies to come out of the genre. WIRED, 15 Feb. 2023 Wood says Warner asked her to cowrite the screenplay. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 15 Mar. 2022 Frank Herbert, who wrote the original book and many subsequent novels, died in 1986, but his son, Brian Herbert, went on to cowrite several more novels set in the world Frank built. Angela Watercutter, Wired, 7 Oct. 2021 For her first Atlantic album, Franklin would cowrite four of the 11 tracks. Keith Murphy, PEOPLE.com, 6 Aug. 2021 According to the Hollywood Reporter, Cooper will cowrite the script, co-executive-produce, and direct the new show, working in tandem with Smith's production company Westbrook Studios. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 11 Aug. 2020 To help him cowrite The Last of Us Part II, in 2016 Druckmann brought in a television and film screenwriter named Halley Gross. Darryn King, Wired, 10 June 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cowrite was in 1890

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“Cowrite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cowrite. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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