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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: coincidere, from Latin co- ( CO-) + incidere ( INCIDENT)

coincide

verb
     
co‧in‧cide [intransitive]
1 to happen at the same time as something else, especially by chance [↪ coincidence]
coincide with
His entry to the party coincided with his marriage.
When our vacations coincided, we often holidayed together.
planned/timed/arranged to coincide
The show is timed to coincide with the launch of a new book.
2 [not in progressive] if two people's ideas, opinions etc coincide, they are the same [↪ coincidence]:
The interests of the US and those of the islanders may not coincide.
coincide with
The cloth had a natural look which coincided perfectly with the image Laura sought.
3 to meet or be in the same place:
The journey coincides in part with the Pennine Way.

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