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cohabit with (someone or something)

1. Literally, to live with someone or something. This usage is often applied to different species of animals that are living together. It took some time, but our cat and dog are now able to cohabit with each other peacefully.
2. To live with a romantic partner whom one is not married to. My daughter is already cohabiting with her new boyfriend, and I am not thrilled about it.
3. euphemism To have sexual intercourse with one. I heard a rumor that you've been cohabiting with Steve—is it true?
See also: cohabit

cohabit with someone

1. [for an unmarried person] to live with a person of the opposite sex. They were cohabiting with one another for several years.
2. Euph. to copulate with someone. She had been cohabiting with him, and she admitted it in court.
See also: cohabit
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While married couples have more stable relationships than couples who cohabit, this is not because they are married, but because of the other characteristics they have that lead to marriage," concluded the report.
Hopefully the law will change so as to give protection to a couple who cohabit and then break up.
A study this week also shows couples who cohabit before marrying are twice as likely to divorce than those who live apart.
The report recommended financial penalties for lone parents who decide to remarry or cohabit.
The position for those who choose to cohabit is far less certain.
The number of women who cohabit before marriage is now 70 per cent in England and Wales.
The 2011 census highlighted a big increase in the number of people who choose to cohabit rather than enter into marriage or a civil partnership.
It is not clear whether fathers who cohabit with mothers at birth and subsequently get married will more closely align with their continuously married or continuously cohabiting counterparts.
In its recently released study, A family affair--The status of cohabitation in Namibia', the LAC suggest that most people prefer to cohabit as it save costs on living expenses or to test the relationship before formalising it.
Baxter (2005) examines the household division of labour of married and cohabiting couples, and finds that couples who cohabit prior to marriage have a more egalitarian division of labour than those who do not cohabit prior to marriage.
While couples in the United States typically cohabit for only a short spell and often do so as a prelude to marriage or following a divorce (Forste 2002), cohabitation is a much more socially acceptable and enduring relationship in Denmark.
Couples who cohabit and deliberately choose not to marry forgo the responsibilities and obligations and also the legal benefits of marriage," the bishops argued.
But women often cohabit precisely because they view marriage as different and sacred.