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 appeal coincides with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Interpol asks for help tracking down men it says are wanted for crimes against women," 25 Nov. 2019 This coincides with the worst time to hit the road, which is Wednesday afternoon, according to INRIX, a global transportation analytics company that partners with AAA to compile holiday travel data. David Oliver, USA TODAY, "Thanksgiving weather forecast update: What you need to know before you travel," 22 Nov. 2019 Putting Titan M to the test The big reward bump coincides with the investments Google has poured into securing the Pixel. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Google will pay $1.5 million for the most severe Android exploits," 21 Nov. 2019 The one-minute TV and digital ad coincides with the release of Biden’s new plan to end violence against women. NBC News, "Stacey Abrams talks voter suppression ahead of Democratic debate," 20 Nov. 2019 The launch coincides with Wisconsin's deer hunting season, which runs from Saturday to Dec. 1. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hunters, need to get your deer processed? There's an app for that," 19 Nov. 2019 The display coincides with the anniversary of Lincoln’s delivery of the brief speech on Nov. 19, 1863, at the height of the Civil War. chicagotribune.com, "A copy of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address that was handwritten by the 16th president himself is going on display in Springfield," 14 Nov. 2019 The disappearance of the fish coincides with another striking development: the loss of a unique blanket of sea ice that dips far below the Arctic to reach this shore. Author: Simon Denyer, Chris Mooney, Anchorage Daily News, "The climate chain reaction that threatens the heart of the Pacific," 13 Nov. 2019 The sighting coincides with the height of the Northern Taurids meteor shower, which is known for its spectacular fireballs. CBS News, "Meteor streaks across the sky over St. Louis at height of Northern Taurids shower," 12 Nov. 2019

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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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30 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Coincide.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coincided. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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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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