Coact Co*act", v. t. [L. coactare, intens. fr. cogere, coactum, to force. See {Cogent}.] To force; to compel; to drive. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The faith and service of Christ ought to be voluntary and not coacted. --Foxe. [1913 Webster]

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  • Coact — Co*act , v. i. [Pref. co + act, v. i.] To act together; to work in concert; to unite. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] But if I tell you how these two did coact. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coact — index combine (act in concert), consolidate (unite), conspire, cooperate, join (bring together) …   Law dictionary

  • coact — [kō akt′, kō′akt΄] vi. [ CO + ACT1] to work or act together coactive adj …   English World dictionary

  • coact — coactor, n. /koh akt /, v.t., v.i. to do or act together. [1375 1425 for earlier adj. senses compelled or forced (to do something) ; 1600 10 for current (intrans.) sense; late ME; see CO , ACT] * * * …   Universalium

  • coact — verb /kəʊˈakt/ To work together. Syn: cooperate …   Wiktionary

  • coact — Synonyms and related words: accord, act in concert, act together, affiliate, agree, ally, amalgamate, associate, band, band together, be in cahoots, be in league, club together, coadunate, coalesce, coincide, collaborate, collude, combine,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • coact — v. work cooperatively with; act in conjunction with; influence reciprocally …   English contemporary dictionary

  • COACT — coactor …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • coact — co·act …   English syllables

  • coact — verb act together, as of organisms • Derivationally related forms: ↑coaction • Hypernyms: ↑act, ↑move • Verb Frames: Something s …   Useful english dictionary

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