\ (ˌ)kō-ˈrīt How to pronounce cowrite (audio) \
variants: or co-write
cowrote or co-wrote; cowritten or co-written; cowriting or co-writing

Definition of cowrite

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

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cowriter \ ˈkō-​ˌrī-​tər How to pronounce cowrite (audio) \ or co-writer noun, 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 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, "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," 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, "The Last of Us Part II and Its Crisis-Strewn Path to Release," 10 June 2020

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First Known Use of cowrite

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Cowrite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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