Definition of coexist verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

coexist

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌkəʊɪɡˈzɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊɪɡˈzɪst//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they coexist
BrE BrE//ˌkəʊɪɡˈzɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊɪɡˈzɪst//
 
he / she / it coexists
BrE BrE//ˌkəʊɪɡˈzɪsts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊɪɡˈzɪsts//
 
past simple coexisted
BrE BrE//ˌkəʊɪɡˈzɪstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊɪɡˈzɪstɪd//
 
past participle coexisted
BrE BrE//ˌkəʊɪɡˈzɪstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊɪɡˈzɪstɪd//
 
-ing form coexisting
BrE BrE//ˌkəʊɪɡˈzɪstɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊɪɡˈzɪstɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] coexist (with somebody/something) (formal) to exist together in the same place or at the same time, especially in a peaceful way The illness frequently coexists with other chronic diseases. English speakers now coexist peacefully with their Spanish-speaking neighbours. Different traditions coexist successfully side by side. What makes it difficult for the communities to coexist peacefully? Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from late Latin coexistere, from co- ‘together’ + existere ‘exist’, from ex- ‘out’ + sister ‘take a stand’.
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