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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Morris was one of the best Celtics in uniform for a few months running, when his highest profile coincided with the hottest stretch of his career. Rob Mahoney, SI.com, "NBA Free Agency 2019: Top 50 Players Available," 24 June 2019 International economists have tried and failed to prove that getting more aid makes economies healthier, even when a boost in aid coincides with faster growth. Jessica Eise, Quartz Africa, "How foreign aid helped and hurt one of the world’s poorest countries," 21 June 2019 Benefiting adult hockey players facing catastrophic illness or injury, this event coincides with the NHL draft — but that won’t deter many of Colorado’s biggest hockey names from participating. Mike Chambers, The Denver Post, "Former Avs Stastny, Hejda, Quincey, Mitchell and more at 9th Dawg Bowl charity hockey tournament," 20 June 2019 International economists have tried and failed to prove that getting more aid makes economies healthier, even when a boost in aid coincides with faster growth. Jessica Eise, The Conversation, "How an aid gusher helped and hurt Liberia," 14 June 2019 The event coincides with World Pride, which is being held in New York for the first time to honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rising. NBC News, "New York City's 'largest LGBTQ pride flag' arrives at Four Freedoms Park," 11 June 2019 The national events coincide with celebrations planned in Wisconsin, which are being coordinated by first lady Kathy Evers. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Rebecca Kleefisch leading efforts to commemorate 100th anniversary of women's suffrage," 6 June 2019 What's the ideal method of getting your hair out of the way when breezy fall days coincide with toddler-in-tow outings? Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Irina Shayk's New Mom Beauty Trick Is the Ultimate 5-Second Cheat," 8 Oct. 2018 This year, the event coincided with a pre-Fourth of July celebration. Bayan Wang, azcentral, "Prescott, still healing, honors 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots five years later," 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 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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