Exist - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪɡˈzɪst|  American pronunciation of the word exist
Brit.  |ɪɡˈzɪst|  British pronunciation of the word exist


- have an existence, be extant (syn: be)
- support oneself(syn: live, subsist, survive)

he could barely exist on such a low wage


She believes that ghosts really do exist.

It's the largest galaxy known to exist.

Does life exist on Mars?

The Internet didn't exist then.

We shouldn't ignore the problems that exist in our own community.

Racism still exists in our society.

The organization may soon cease to exist if more funding isn't provided.

We cannot exist without oxygen.

Strange ideas existed in his mind.

Unfortunately, violence still exists in our life.

The custom of arranged marriages still exists in many countries.

Opportunities exist for students to gain sponsorship.

Stop pretending that the problem doesn't exist.

The club will cease to exist if financial help is not found.

Do fairies really exist?

Word forms

I/you/we/they: exist
he/she/it: exists
present participle: existing
past tense: existed
past participle: existed
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