V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. consistent in agreement; 2. having the same geometric shape and size

Synonyms: compatible, congruous, corresponding, parallel, harmonious

Antonyms: incongruent, incongruous

Tips: Congruent is often used in the formulation "congruent with." Congruent is derived from the Latin congruere, "to meet together," which reflects its meaning of agreement or consonance. Use congruent as a sophisticated way of saying "in line with," "parallel," "compatible," and "consistent."

Usage Examples:

Their stories were not congruent with one another, so we knew that the children were not telling the truth. (compatible, corresponding)

The latest test results are congruent with previous findings. (parallel, compatible)

His understanding of the project plan was congruent with the clientís explanations. (corresponding)

Johnís personal goals are not congruent with his current career path. (compatible)

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