This jives with our experience that...


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Dear colleages,

I'm really confused with the meaning of 'jives' in this sentence (within an alternative medicine study guide):

"Tension of the tissues on the right side, which causes obstruction of the foramen of Monro, can cause dyslexia. Release the tension, re-establish the fluid flow through the foramen and the dyslexia improves. This jives with our experience that dyslexia relates to right temporal bone restriction"

Thank you so much in advance.
  • Franzi

    Senior Member
    (San Francisco) English
    See definition B2 of 'to jibe' in the WR English-English dictionary.

    It means 'to agree', 'to correspond', etc. I have been told that 'jibe' is the correct word, but I too use 'jive' like this.