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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Few details were provided on Trevorrow's exit, but the announcement suspiciously coincided with the colossal failure of his film The Book of Henry. Adam Schubak, Popular Mechanics, "Everything We Know So Far About 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'," 12 Apr. 2019 And if that wasn’t enough, the prince’s coronation and his eventual big sweeping kiss with Amber all coincide with Christmas, a.k.a. Kelsea Stahler, Teen Vogue, "Netflix Original Christmas Movies: A Guide to the Cheesy Holiday Flicks," 11 Dec. 2018 If your hunger is coinciding with a stressful period in your life, cut yourself some slack and try these stress-busters that help you focus on a little TLC. Colleen Stinchcombe, Woman's Day, "Why Am I Always Hungry?," 19 Oct. 2018 In it, Noguchi argues that the turning point in the Bitcoin rally coincided with the introduction of a Bitcoin futures market in the United States. Kevin Kelleher, Fortune, "Bitcoin Futures Killed the Bitcoin Rally (and Will Keep It from Returning), Economists Say," 2 July 2018 Alumni giving has ticked up since 2016, coinciding with a steady rise in the stock market and a relatively (when compared to 2015 and 2016) calm period on campuses. Norman Vanamee, Town & Country, "Will the Admissions Cheating Scandal Hurt College Fundraising?," 29 Mar. 2019 Khazendar and colleagues say this coincides with a flip of the North Atlantic Oscillation — a natural and temporary cooling and warming of parts of the ocean that is like a distant cousin to El Nino in the Pacific. Seth Borenstein, The Seattle Times, "Big U-turn: Key melting Greenland glacier is growing again," 27 Mar. 2019 Marigela was the first designer to win the ANDAM Prize, founded by Nathalie Dufour, and his return coincides with the prize’s 30th anniversary. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Elusive No More, Martin Margiela Will Judge This Year’s ANDAM Prize," 20 Mar. 2019 More recently, Muslim community leaders lobbied for a day off on an Islamic holy day, and in 2015 the school board voted to coincide a professional day with Eid al-Adha. Donna St. George, Washington Post, "Holidays for all: Asian students ask for a day off school on Lunar New Year," 8 July 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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