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

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Our arrival coincides with a practice session, one that’s on hold because Erik Jones slammed into the tire barrier right in front of our spot, at the exit of the chicane. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Lug Nuts, Fried Bologna, and the Loudest Thrill in Sports," 7 June 2019 The Mass Mob coincides with the 44th annual Good Times Festival. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Mass Mob kicks off 2019 season Sunday," 6 June 2019 This curious state of affairs coincides with a boom on Broadway, whose shows overall grossed a record $1.8 billion in the season that recently concluded. Charles Passy, WSJ, "A ‘Hamilton’ Ticket for $849? Experts Call That a Bargain," 6 June 2019 The timing of the award coincides with the doll’s 60th anniversary. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, "The fashion industry gave Barbie an award. Does she really deserve one?," 4 June 2019 The permit coincides with the market’s move to downtown Mundelein. Denys Bucksten, chicagotribune.com, "New and familiar farmers markets gear up for season in Libertyville, Mundelein and Vernon Hills," 3 June 2019 The appointment coincides with Kate's eighth wedding anniversary to Prince William. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Queen Honors Kate Middleton with a High Rank in Chivalry," 29 Apr. 2019 The holiday coincides with the vernal equinox, which welcomes spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Here's How the Date of Easter Is Determined Each Year," 22 Feb. 2019 The bonus holiday coincides with a looming partial government shutdown anticipated to kick in on Friday if the executive and legislative branches cannot agree on a new funding deal before the deadline. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Here's What It Means That Christmas Eve Is a Federal Holiday This Year," 21 Dec. 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 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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