(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. exist, breathe; occur, take place. See existence.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To have being]
Syn. live, stay, be alive, exist, remain, continue, rest, endure, go on, stand, subsist, breathe, last, prevail, abide, survive, obtain, move, act, do, hold, have place, be located, occupy a position.
Ant. die*, disappear, stop.
2. [To happen]
Syn. take place, come about, transpire*, occur; see happen 2 .
3. [To equal]
Syn. amount to, consist of, comprise; see equal .
4. [To mean]
Syn. signify, denote, imply; see mean 1 .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To have reality or life: breathe, exist, live1, subsist. See BE. 2. To have being or actuality: exist, subsist. See BE.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

(whether in fact or in imagination), , ,

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