Definition of coincide in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkōənˈsīd/


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1Occur at or during the same time: publication is timed to coincide with a major exhibition the two events coincided
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  • To coincide with the event, the new Killarney Athletic clubhouse and dressing rooms were officially opened by Minister for Sport and Tourism John O'Donoghue on Monday night.
  • And I've seen in many countries terrorists and resistance groups try to set up events to coincide with various high points in the calendar.
  • The public events planned to coincide with the tour in Sligo are launched on the morning of July 28 including The Archives Resource Box at Sligo Town Library.
occur simultaneously, happen together, be concurrent, concur, coexist
1.1Correspond in nature; tally: the interests of employers and employees do not always coincide
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  • The nature of these conversations coincides with other IFS work done with children.
  • ‘The disparity is small, but it is always there, which coincides with the research done before,’ Xu said.
  • This ability coincides with, and conforms to, the Army's Transformation goals and objectives.
correspond, tally, agree, accord, concur, match, fit, be consistent, equate, harmonize, be compatible, dovetail, correlate
informal square
1.2Correspond in position; meet or intersect: the two long-distance walks briefly coincide here
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  • Here the marker positions coincided with segment bounds.
  • However, for an interval this short, the position of a detected QTL rarely coincided with the true position.
  • Each marker position coincided with the position of one of the multiallelic loci.
1.3Be in agreement: the members of the College coincide in this opinion
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  • However, by building up detailed theories of each type, we may hope to find important links between them and perhaps even to discover that they coincide in at least some key respects.
  • Their false testimonies could not be allowed, because at least two of them were needed to coincide in order for the testimony to be legal.
  • For what are contraries cannot coincide in one and the same subject.


Early 18th century (in the sense 'occupy the same space'): from medieval Latin coincidere, from co- 'together with' + incidere 'fall upon or into'.

  • The early sense was ‘occupy the same space’: it comes from medieval Latin coincidere, from co- ‘together with’ and incidere ‘fall upon or into’.

Words that rhyme with coincide

abide, applied, aside, astride, backslide, beside, bestride, betide, bide, bride, chide, Clyde, cockeyed, collide, confide, cried, decide, divide, dried, elide, five-a-side, glide, guide, hide, hollow-eyed, I'd, implied, lied, misguide, nationwide, nide, offside, onside, outride, outside, pan-fried, pied, pie-eyed, pitch-side, popeyed, pride, provide, ride, Said, shied, side, slide, sloe-eyed, snide, square-eyed, starry-eyed, statewide, Strathclyde, stride, subdivide, subside, tide, tried, undyed, wall-eyed, wide, worldwide

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Syllabification: co·in·cide

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