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ex·ist

exist

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg zIst
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part of speech: verb
inflections: exists, existing, existed
definition 1: to be real; have being.
She does not believe that monsters exist.
synonyms:
be
similar words:
happen, obtain, occur
definition 2: to stay alive; live.
He existed on berries and insects until he was rescued.
synonyms:
endure, live, survive
similar words:
get along, manage, persist, thrive
definition 3: to be alive; live.
Fish cannot exist out of water.
synonyms:
live
similar words:
abide, flourish, survive
derivation: existing (adj.)
Word History
Exist comes from a Latin word that means "to stand forth" or "to emerge."
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