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coincide

[koh-in-sahyd] /ˌkoʊ ɪnˈsaɪd/
verb (used without object), coincided, coinciding.
1.
to occupy the same place in space, the same point or period in time, or the same relative position:
The centers of concentric circles coincide. Our vacations coincided this year.
2.
to correspond exactly, as in nature, character, etc.:
His vocation coincides with his avocation.
3.
to agree or concur, as in thought or opinion:
Their opinions always coincide.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Medieval Latin coincidere, equivalent to Latin co- co- + incidere to befall; see incident
Related forms
uncoincided, adjective
uncoinciding, adjective
Synonyms
3. accord, correspond, match, tally, jibe, square.
Antonyms
3. differ, contradict.
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Examples for coincide
  • When heavy winds coincide with especially high tides, it becomes liquid chaos and disaster for the unwitting seafarer.
  • Not only no two poets but no two readers would exactly coincide in their sense of rhythm.
  • Apart from this, the adaptation has been consistently made, and the works coincide in much of their detail.
  • In a small part of their vocabulary the idiomatic and the slangy will coincide, and be therefore confused by the undiscerning.
  • Happily for the human race, legality and reality do not always coincide.
  • The job security of an industry-oriented major may not coincide with high earnings, the report cautions.
  • The biologist's interests and my own coincide perfectly.
  • In an ideal case, these interests coincide, and the promotion goes through without the slightest friction.
  • It never fails that the start of school will coincide with some kind of aggravating complication in one's personal life.
  • Unfortunately, those early years of parenting usually coincide with the critical early stages of an academic career.
British Dictionary definitions for coincide

coincide

/ˌkəʊɪnˈsaɪd/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to occur or exist simultaneously
2.
to be identical in nature, character, etc
3.
to agree
Word Origin
C18: from Medieval Latin coincidere, from Latin co- together + incidere to occur, befall, from cadere to fall
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Word Origin and History for coincide
v.

1715, from French coincider (14c.), from Medieval Latin coincidere (in astrological use), literally "to fall upon together," from Latin com- "together" (see co-) + incidere "to fall upon" (in- "upon + cadere "to fall;" see case (n.1)). Related: Coincided; coinciding.

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