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exist

ex·ist

exist

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg zIst
features:
Word History, Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: existed, existing, exists
definition 1: to have being or reality.
Unicorns do not exist in the real world.Engine-powered airplanes did not exist in the nineteenth century.A lot of truth exists in what she's saying.
synonyms:
be
similar words:
dwell, happen, obtain, occur, prevail, reside
definition 2: to maintain one's being or survival; endure; survive.
How can you exist making so little money?He existed on berries and insects until he was rescued.
synonyms:
endure, live, subsist, survive
similar words:
dwell, get along, manage, persist, prevail, thrive
definition 3: to be alive; live.
Dinosaurs no longer exist on this planet.
synonyms:
breathe, live
similar words:
abide, flourish, subsist, survive
derivation: existing (adj.)
Word History
Exist comes from a Latin word that means "to stand forth" or "to emerge."
Word Parts
The word exist contains the following part:
sist Latin root that means stand
synonyms:
sta, stat, stant, -stance