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co·ex·ist / ˌkō-igˈzist/ • v. [intr.] exist at the same time or in the same place: traditional and modern values coexist in Africa. ∎  (of nations or peoples) exist in mutual tolerance despite different ideologies or interests: the task of diplomacy was to help different states to coexist.DERIVATIVES: co·ex·ist·ence / -ˈzistəns/·ex·ist·ent / -ˈzistənt/ adj.