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ex·ist

exist

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg zIst
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word History, Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: exists, existing, existed
definition: to be real; to live.
She does not believe that ghosts exist.Insects existed before humans.
synonyms:
be
similar words:
happen, obtain, occur
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derivation: existing (adj.)
Word History
Exist comes from a Latin word that means "to stand forth" or "to emerge."
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