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verb [intransitive]     coincide pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecoinciding
past tensecoincided
past participlecoincided
  1. 1
    to happen at the same time as something else

    The arrivals of the boat and the train are supposed to coincide.

    coincide with:

    The statement was timed to coincide with the General’s return to Algiers.

  2. 2
    if ideas or opinions coincide, they agree with each other
    coincide with:

    Our views on this issue coincide closely with those of the British government.


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