coincide

verb
co·​in·​cide | \ ˌkō-ən-ˈsīd How to pronounce coincide (audio) , ˈkō-ən-ˌsīd How to pronounce coincide (audio) \
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
Recent Examples on the Web The passage of the PRO Act, however, coincides with a resurgence of support for unions, fueled by grassroots anger over corporate excesses and the growing scale of this country’s income gap. Gilbert Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "Garcia: Union protest targets Cuellar for vote against PRO Act," 14 Feb. 2020 Her school's visit coincides with a critical juncture for educating young people about one of the worst atrocities in modern history. Max Londberg, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati center, the only dedicated Holocaust museum in Ohio, combats growing anti-Semitism," 13 Feb. 2020 But the current surge coincides with a huge run-up in prices. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "3 reasons ballooning stock buybacks are worrisome," 12 Feb. 2020 Its introduction would coincide with a new collective bargaining agreement. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "NBA and MLB show us what change for the worse looks like," 11 Feb. 2020 His appearance coincides with the congressional recess, when lawmakers typically return home. Ronald J. Hansen, azcentral, "President Trump coming to Phoenix for first 2020 rally in Arizona," 7 Feb. 2020 To coincide with the anniversary, Google is releasing a global update to the Maps app. Lauren Goode, Wired, "Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai on Maps, AI, Ads, and Ambient Navigation," 6 Feb. 2020 The moon also coincides with an important Buddhist festival, Magha Puja, on February 9. Justin Lear, CNN, "A Snow Moon, the first supermoon of 2020, will light up the sky this weekend," 5 Feb. 2020 That period coincides with the rapid ending of an ice age, when rising seas inundated northern Australia and shrank the lands of the Kimberley region by half. Elizabeth Finkel, Science | AAAS, "Mysterious Australian rock art may depict the chaos following rising seas," 5 Feb. 2020

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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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The first known use of coincide was in 1719

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23 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Coincide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coincide. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for coincide

coincide

verb
How to pronounce coincide (audio) How to pronounce coincide (audio)

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 How to pronounce coincide (audio) \
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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