as in to accompany
to occur or exist at the same time the 1960s, a decade in which the Cold War, the race to the moon, the Vietnam War, and the civil rights movement all concurred

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as in to cooperate
to participate or assist in a joint effort to accomplish an end all sides concurred to pass the reform legislation on campaign financing

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How does the verb concur contrast with its synonyms?

The words agree and coincide are common synonyms of concur. While all three words mean "to come into or be in harmony regarding a matter of opinion," concur often implies approval of someone else's statement or decision.

if my wife concurs, it's a deal

When would agree be a good substitute for concur?

While in some cases nearly identical to concur, agree implies complete accord usually attained by discussion and adjustment of differences.

on some points we all can agree

When is it sensible to use coincide instead of concur?

The words coincide and concur can be used in similar contexts, but coincide, used more often of opinions, judgments, wishes, or interests than of people, implies total agreement.

their wishes coincide exactly with my desire

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“Concur.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/concur. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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