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English definition of “exist”

exist

verb [I]  /ɪɡˈzɪst/ us  

exist verb [I] (TO BE)

to be; have the ability to be known, recognized, or understood: Can the mind exist independently of the body? Programs like Medicaid for the poor did not exist at that time.

exist verb [I] (BE PRESENT)

to be present or be a condition: Your local agency can tell you if a similar program exists in your community.

exist verb [I] (LIVE)

to be able to live: No one can be expected to exist on such a low salary.
(Definition of exist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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