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Coact \Co*act"\, v. i. [Pref. co- + act, v. i.] To act together; to work in concert; to unite. [Obs.]

But if I tell you how these two did coact.


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

The faith and service of Christ ought to be voluntary and not coacted.


Etymology 1

  1. (context obsolete English) forced, constrained, done under compulsion. v

  2. (context obsolete English) To compel, constrain, force. Etymology 2

    vb. (context rare English) To work together.


v. act together, as of organisms

Usage examples of "coact".

And now, when they had drawn close, their pulls coacted to redouble that infall.