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How does the verb coincide contrast with its synonyms?

The words agree and concur are common synonyms of coincide. While all three words mean "to come into or be in harmony regarding a matter of opinion," coincide, used more often of opinions, judgments, wishes, or interests than of people, implies total agreement.

their wishes coincide exactly with my desire

When might agree be a better fit than coincide?

The words agree and coincide are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, agree implies complete accord usually attained by discussion and adjustment of differences.

on some points we all can agree

Where would concur be a reasonable alternative to coincide?

The meanings of concur and coincide largely overlap; however, concur often implies approval of someone else's statement or decision.

if my wife concurs, it's a deal

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“Coincide.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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