coincide

verb
co·​in·​cide | \ ˌkō-ən-ˈsīd , ˈkō-ən-ˌsīd \
coincided; coinciding

Definition of coincide

intransitive verb

1a : to occupy the same place in space or time The base of the triangle coincides with one side of the square. The heroic age of bridge construction coincided with the expansion of the railroads …— Mario Salvadori
b : to occupy exactly corresponding or equivalent positions on a scale or in a series 100° Celsius coincides with 212° Fahrenheit.
2 : to correspond in nature, character, or function " … our sentiments coincided in every particular … "— Jane Austen
3 : to be in accord or agreement : concur She coincided with his views on most subjects.

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Choose the Right Synonym for coincide

agree, concur, coincide mean to come into or be in harmony regarding a matter of opinion. agree implies complete accord usually attained by discussion and adjustment of differences. on some points we all can agree concur often implies approval of someone else's statement or decision. if my wife concurs, it's a deal coincide, used more often of opinions, judgments, wishes, or interests than of people, implies total agreement. their wishes coincide exactly with my desire

Examples of coincide in a Sentence

The goals of the business partners coincide. the heaviest snowfall of the season coincided with the start of our weeklong ski vacation

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Judd’s support for the wall coincided with Trump’s candidacy for president. Richard Lardner, The Seattle Times, "At Trump’s side, Border Patrol union leader in spotlight," 14 Jan. 2019 The routing snafu involving domestic US Internet traffic coincided with a larger misdirection that started in late 2015 and lasted for about two and a half years, Madory said in a blog post published Monday. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Strange snafu misroutes domestic US Internet traffic through China Telecom," 6 Nov. 2018 That's why the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) has launched a new public safety effort to coincide with National Fire Prevention Week, going on right now. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Why Closing the Bedroom Door at Night Could Save Your Life," 10 Oct. 2018 Meanwhile, the referendum on the schools amendment coincided with the 1922 state election. Longreads, "Oregon’s Racist Past," 12 July 2018 Zimmermann, who has experienced back issues, will continue treatment and might get a shot during an extended period off coinciding with next week's All-Star break. Mark Didtler, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Hot-hitting Wilson Ramos powers Rays past Tigers," 11 July 2018 The submission of the rule to the White House on Monday coincided with former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler’s first day at the helm of the EPA, following last week’s resignation of Administrator Scott Pruitt amid multiple ethics scandals. Matthew Brown, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump replacement for Obama climate plan moves forward," 10 July 2018 But Brown's eventual undoing in Cleveland — becoming the first team in NBA history to win 60-plus games and not reach the Finals two years in a row — coincided with James' eventual departure for Miami. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Ranking LeBron James' seven NBA head coaches over the course of his career," 5 July 2018 Trump’s statements coincided with people across the country marching Saturday in opposition to his immigration policies. Washington Post, "Trump asserts he didn’t push House GOP on immigration," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of coincide

1719, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for coincide

borrowed from Medieval Latin coincidere "to be identical in substance, agree in position," from Latin co- co- + incidere "to fall or drop (into), come by chance, chance to happen" — more at incident entry 1

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coincide

verb

English Language Learners Definition of coincide

: to happen at the same time as something else
: to agree with something exactly : to be the same as something else

coincide

verb
co·​in·​cide | \ ˌkō-ən-ˈsīd \
coincided; coinciding

Kids Definition of coincide

1 : to happen at the same time The band's performance is scheduled to coincide with the fireworks.
2 : to agree exactly Their goals coincided.
3 : to occupy the same space The edges of the wallpaper must coincide.

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