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v. co·hered, co·her·ing, co·heres
1. To stick or hold together in a mass that resists separation.
2. To have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results: "The movie as a whole failed to cohere" (Robert Brustein).
To cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole.
[Latin cohaerēre : co-, co- + haerēre, to cling.]
1. to hold or stick firmly together
2. to be connected logically; be consistent
3. (General Physics) physics to be held together by the action of molecular forces
[C16: from Latin cohaerēre from co- together + haerēre to cling, adhere]
v.i. -hered, -her•ing.
1. to stick together; hold fast, as parts of the same mass.
2. (of two or more similar substances) to be united within a body by molecular forces.
3. to be logically connected.
4. to agree; be consistent.
[1590–1600; < Latin cohaerēre=co- co- + haerēre to stick]
syn: See stick2.
Past participle: cohered
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|Verb||1.||cohere - come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"|
adjoin, contact, touch, meet - be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
mold - fit tightly, follow the contours of; "The dress molds her beautiful figure"
conglutinate - stick together; "the edges of the wound conglutinated"
agglutinate - clump together; as of bacteria, red blood cells, etc.
bind, bond, hold fast, stick to, stick, adhere - stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
stick - fasten with an adhesive material like glue; "stick the poster onto the wall"
|2.||cohere - cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole; "Religion can cohere social groups"|
|3.||cohere - have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results; "the principles by which societies cohere"|
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"