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exist

[ ig-zist ]SEE DEFINITION OF exist
  • verbbe living
  • verbget along in life

Synonyms for exist

  • continue
  • endure
  • happen
  • lie
  • live
  • occur
  • prevail
  • remain
  • stand
  • stay
  • survive
  • abide
  • be
  • breathe
  • last
  • move
  • obtain
  • subsist
  • be extant
  • be latent
  • be present
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Antonyms for exist

  • cease
  • depart
  • die
  • discontinue
  • go
  • leave
  • stop
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXIST

If any exist they ought to be ascertained and guarded against.

Neither will it satisfy me to have her exist merely in idea.

As a matter of fact, we dig a gulf between the material and the spiritual which does not exist.

Difficulties to conquer can only exist side by side with the possibility of not conquering them.

Those content to put up with the worst may exist upon the half.

The world did not come into being of itself or by chance, nor did it exist from eternity.

By those methods alone have they been able to exist in the past.

Each is as old as the other and each as important; for the one could not exist without the other.

You have treated me with scorn, with contempt, like a little child, as though I did not exist!

The ministry and the membership of the Church do not exist for the government.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from French exister (17c.), from Latin existere/exsistere "to step out, stand forth, emerge, appear; exist, be" (see existence). "The late appearance of the word is remarkable" [OED]. Related: Existed; existing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EXIST

belong

verbbe part of, be in proper place

dwell

verblive in
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