coact

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the participle stem of Latin coagere.

Verb[edit]

coact (third-person singular simple present coacts, present participle coacting, simple past and past participle coacted)

  1. (obsolete) To compel, constrain, force.
    • Foxe
      The faith and service of Christ ought to be voluntary and not coacted.

Adjective[edit]

coact (comparative more coact, superlative most coact)

  1. (obsolete) Forced, constrained, done under compulsion.

Etymology 2[edit]

From co- +‎ act.

Verb[edit]

coact (third-person singular simple present coacts, present participle coacting, simple past and past participle coacted)

  1. (rare) To work together.
Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • "coact" in the Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2007.