Synonyms to merely exist

stagnate, be a sideliner, be still, coast, constipate, decay, decline, decompose, degenerate, delay, deteriorate, do nothing, drift, fust, go to pot, go to seed, hang fire, hibernate, idle, just be, languish, lie dormant, moulder, not budge, not stir, pass the time, rest, rot, rust, sit back, sit it out, sleep, slumber, smolder, spoil, stifle, trammel, vegetate, wait and see, watch and wait, blossom, brew, bud, burgeon, burst forth, develop, flourish, gather, gemmate, germinate, grow, grow rank, grow up, hypertrophy, increase, leaf, leaf out, leave, luxuriate, mature, mushroom, outgrow, overdevelop, overgrow, overrun, overtop, procreate, pullulate, put forth, put forth leaves, put out buds, reproduce, riot, root, shoot, shoot up, spring up, sprout, sprout up, strike root, take root, thrive, tower, upshoot, upspear, upspring, upsprout,