- 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.
- to correspond exactly, as in nature, character, etc.: His vocation coincides with his avocation.
- to agree or concur, as in thought or opinion: Their opinions always coincide.
Origin of coincide
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3. accord, correspond, match, tally, jibe, square.
3. differ, contradict.
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Examples from the Web for coincide
To coincide with the launch of the DS in 2004, the company released Super Mario 64 DS, a remake of the beloved Super Mario 64.Video Games Go Wild for Reboots
July 6, 2014
The theme park is expected to open in 2015 to coincide with the World Expo in Milan.Italy Plans a Disneyland for Foodies
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March 16, 2014
One way to start: Time the release of the Senate report to coincide with the release of a CIA rebuttal.Never Forget? The CIA Report and the Problem With Hindsight
March 15, 2014
This Nakba Day happened to coincide with the 72nd anniversary of the Farhud against the Jews of Baghdad.Throw Away That Rusty Key
May 20, 2013
The first tweets will coincide with his Dec. 12 Wednesday audience and start going out around 10 a.m. in Rome.The Holy Tweeter: Pope Benedict XVI Joins Twitter
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December 3, 2012
In other words, the axes of figure of the two surfaces must coincide.On Laboratory Arts
To begin with, it does not coincide in point of time with the tide inshore.From a Cornish Window
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He began to suspect, now, that the welfare of others can often coincide with one's own.The Pirates of Ersatz
She had her own views in the matter, and they did not in the least coincide with Susan's.Marjorie Dean
I have made these remarks in the hope that you will coincide.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II
- to occur or exist simultaneously
- to be identical in nature, character, etc
- to agree
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
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