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Definition of "coexist" []

  • To exist together, at the same time, or in the same place. (verb-intransitive)
  • To live in peace with another or others despite differences, especially as a matter of policy: "recognize and accept, as every President in the nuclear age has, that this means coexisting with the Soviet Union” ( McGeorge Bundy). (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "coexist" in a sentence
  • "Maybe he was trying to find that "crepuscular" place where left and right brain coexist in a harmonious union."
  • "Which means I have to think through the plots first, then worry about how Taylor and Baldwin coexist within them."
  • "The conviction that no way can be found for Israel and the Palestinians to coexist is strongest in Morocco (90 percent), followed by Jordan (85 percent), the Palestinian Authority (80 percent), Kuwait (72 percent), Lebanon (65 percent), Indonesia (58 percent) and Pakistan (57 percent)."