Definitions for: Cohere

[v] 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"
[v] have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results; "the principles by which societies cohere"
[v] cause to form a united, orderly, and aethestically consistent whole; "Religion can cohere social groups"

Webster (1913) Definition: Co*here", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cohered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Cohering.] [L. cohaerere, cohaesum; co- + haerere to
stick, adhere. See Aghast, a.]
1. To stick together; to cleave; to be united; to hold fast,
as parts of the same mass.

Neither knows he . . . how the solid parts of the
body are united or cohere together. --Locke.

2. To be united or connected together in subordination to one
purpose; to follow naturally and logically, as the parts
of a discourse, or as arguments in a train of reasoning;
to be logically consistent.

They have been inserted where they best seemed to
cohere. --Burke.

3. To suit; to agree; to fit. [Obs.]

Had time cohered with place, or place with wishing.

Syn: To cleave; unite; adhere; stick; suit; agree; fit; be

Synonyms: adhere, cleave, cling, stick

See Also: adjoin, agglutinate, alter, attach, be, change, cohere, conglutinate, contact, meet, mold, touch

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