coexist

[koh-ig-zist]
verb (used without object)
1.
to exist together or at the same time.
2.
to exist separately or independently but peaceably, often while remaining rivals or adversaries: Although their ideologies differ greatly, the two great powers must coexist.

Origin:
1670–80; co- + exist

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coexist (ˌkəʊɪɡˈzɪst)
 
vb
1.  to exist together at the same time or in the same place
2.  to exist together in peace
 
coex'istence
 
n
 
coex'istent
 
adj

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coexist
1670s, from co- + exist. Of political/economic systems (esp. with ref. to communism and the West) from 1931.
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Example sentences
But he is also a reminder that musical excellence can coexist alongside
  prodigious human decency.
Contrasting elements coexist happily in this garden.
Several conditions may overlap or coexist with fibromyalgia, and have similar
  symptoms.
The point is that they coexist with academic departments.
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