live with (someone or something)

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live with (someone or something)

1. To cohabitate with someone. Before I got married, I lived with my best friend from high school. Oh, she's been living with her boyfriend for years—I doubt they'll ever get married. He still lives with his parents, and he seems OK with it.
2. To accept something, typically something that one is not entirely content with. The trim looks kind of sloppy, but I'll just have to live with it, unless I want to redo the whole thing.
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live (together) with someone

[for someone] to live with someone eke. She lives together with her sister in a condo. He lives with his family.
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live with someone

Euph. to live together with someone; to live in a romantic relationship with someone outside of marriage. I lived with my aunt when I was growing up. Is Frank living with his girlfriend? Sandy is living with her domestic partner.
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live with something

to put up with something; to endure something. (Does not mean "to dwell with.") That is not acceptable. I can't live with that. Please change it. Mary refused to live with the proposed changes.
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live with

1. Cohabit with, live as if married to, as in I don't approve of my daughter living with her boyfriend. [Mid-1700s] Also see live together.
2. Put up with, come to terms with, as in I think I can live with this new agreement. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s] Also see learn to live with.
3. live with oneself. Keep one's self-respect, as in I don't know how he can live with himself after violating their trust. [Mid-1900s]
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live with

v.
1. To dwell in the same house or premises as someone else: I live with my parents and my grandmother.
2. To cohabit with someone, especially in a sexual relationship when not legally married: They're not just dating—she actually lives with him.
3. To put up with something; resign oneself to something: My friends don't like the dormitory, but they have to live with it for the rest of the year.
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References in classic literature ?
I told him I did not wonder that his father was as he had described him, for that his head was a little touched before I went away; and principally his disturbance was because I could not be persuaded to conceal our relation and to live with him as my husband, after I knew that he was my brother; that as he knew better than I what his father's present condition was, I should readily join with him in such measure as he would direct; that I was indifferent as to seeing his father, since I had seen him first, and he could not have told me better news than to tell me that what his grandmother had left me was entrusted in his hands, who, I doubted not, now he knew who I was, would, as he said, do me justice.
He told me I should go home with him, and live with him, if I pleased, as long as I lived; that as to his father, he knew nobody, and would never so much as guess at me.
He only reproached him with desiring me to conceal it, and to live with him as a wife, after I knew that he was my brother; that, he said, was a vile part.