Definitions

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  • v. To compel, constrain, force.
  • adj. Forced, constrained, done under compulsion.
  • v. To work together.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To act together; to work in concert; to unite.
  • transitive v. To force; to compel; to drive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To compel; force.
  • To act together.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. act together, as of organisms

Etymologies

From the participle stem of Latin coagere. (Wiktionary)
From co- +‎ act. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Cousin german to idleness, and a concomitant cause, which goes hand in hand with it, is [1558] nimia solitudo, too much solitariness, by the testimony of all physicians, cause and symptom both; but as it is here put for a cause, it is either coact, enforced, or else voluntary.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Solitariness cause of melancholy; coact, voluntary, how good; sign of melancholy

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Networking and Business Opps. You ability just accommodated a adolescent blogger, webmaster or business accomplice that wants to coact on a specific activity or venture.

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  • A Charles Barkley show skit with Michael Phelps and Darrell Hammond as gymnastic coact Bela Karolyi:

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