- 1[intransitive] (of two or more events) to take place at the same time It's a pity our trips to New York don't coincide. coincide with something The strike was timed to coincide with the party conference.
- 2[intransitive] (formal) (of ideas, opinions, etc.) to be the same or very similar The interests of employers and employees do not always coincide. coincide with something Her story coincided exactly with her brother's.
- 3[intransitive] (formal) (of objects or places) to meet; to share the same space At this point the two paths coincide briefly. coincide with something The present position of the house coincides with that of an earlier dwelling. Word Origin early 18th cent. (in the sense ‘occupy the same space’): from medieval Latin coincidere, from co-
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BrE BrE//ˌkəʊɪnˈsaɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊɪnˈsaɪd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they coincide
BrE BrE//ˌkəʊɪnˈsaɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊɪnˈsaɪd//he / she / it coincides
BrE BrE//ˌkəʊɪnˈsaɪdz//; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊɪnˈsaɪdz//past simple coincided
BrE BrE//ˌkəʊɪnˈsaɪdɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊɪnˈsaɪdɪd//past participle coincided
BrE BrE//ˌkəʊɪnˈsaɪdɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊɪnˈsaɪdɪd//-ing form coinciding
BrE BrE//ˌkəʊɪnˈsaɪdɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊɪnˈsaɪdɪŋ//