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Definition of COHERE

2 definitions found:

Cohere \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. [1913 Webster]

              Neither knows he . . . how the solid parts of the body are united or cohere together.   --Locke. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              They have been inserted where they best seemed to cohere.                               --Burke. [1913 Webster]

     3. To suit; to agree; to fit. [Obs.]
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              Had time cohered with place, or place with wishing.

     Syn: To cleave; unite; adhere; stick; suit; agree; fit; be consistent. [1913 Webster] Coherence

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

91 Moby Thesaurus words for "cohere":
     accord, adhere, agglomerate, agree, answer to, assent, associate, assort with, be consistent, be of one, be uniform with, blend, bunch, check, check out, chime, clasp, cleave, clinch, cling, cling to, clot, cluster, coagulate, coalesce, coincide, combine, come together, communicate, comport, concur, conform, conform with, congeal, conglomerate, connect, consist with, converge, cooperate, correspond, dovetail, embrace, fall in together, fit in, fit together, freeze to, fuse, go, go together, go with, grasp, grow together, hang on, hang together, harmonize, hit, hold, hold on, hold together, hug, intercommunicate, interlock, intersect, jibe, join, knit, lock, mass, match, meet, merge, overlap, parallel, persist, register, register with, respond to, set, sing in chorus, solidify, sort with, square, square with, stand together, stay, stay put, stick, stick together, take hold of, tally, unite

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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