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.
- un·co·in·cid·ed, adjective
- un·co·in·cid·ing, adjective
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How to use coincide in a sentence
This unfortunate shift coincides with a trend of democratic decline worldwide, as large democracies like India, Turkey, and Brazil have become more authoritarian.How democracies can claim back power in the digital world | Amy Nordrum | September 29, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Last week was a big one for corporate climate pledges, timed to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly.
The resurgence of cases in Europe, which coincides with the back-to-school period, is certainly spooking investors there this morning.COVID lockdown fears and bank woes slam the global markets | Bernhard Warner | September 21, 2020 | Fortune
Today, another meat shortage has coincided with an important election.Why meat could be top of mind for voters in the upcoming election | jakemeth | September 5, 2020 | Fortune
A new decade-long record of natural carbon dioxide emissions in the area reveals that spikes in CO2 release coincided with the biggest earthquakes.Carbon dioxide from Earth’s mantle may trigger some Italian earthquakes | Maria Temming | August 26, 2020 | Science News
That first video appeared on Al Jazeera on October 7, 2001, coinciding with the start of the U.S. bombing of Afghanistan.
State and local governments shed 48,000 jobs in July, a result of budget cutting coinciding with the new fiscal year.
I could hear Colonel Sheraton's deep voice every now and then emphatically coinciding with some statement made by Orme.The Way of a Man | Emerson Hough
Humber expressed themselves as coinciding with my views much more than with the views of Bro.Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler | Pardee Butler
And besides these there are the following introduced religions—each coinciding, more or less, with some ethnological division.The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies | Robert Gordon Latham
Mr. Wickersham is a stanch democrat, his political belief coinciding in large measure with the principles of that party.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 2 (of 2) | William Denison Lyman
Davies demurred to this out of loyalty, but common sense, coinciding with a strong aversion of his own, settled the matter.The Riddle of the Sands | Erskine Childers
British Dictionary definitions for coincide
to occur or exist simultaneously
to be identical in nature, character, etc
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