- 1[intransitive] (of two or more events) to take place at the same time It's a shame our trips to New York don't coincide. coincide with something The strike was timed to coincide with the party conference.
- 2[intransitive] (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.
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NAmE//ˌkoʊɪnˈsaɪd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they coincide
he / she / it coincides
past simple coincided
-ing form coinciding