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Verb (intransitive)


Coherev. i. [L. cohaerere, cohaesum; co- + haerere to stick, adhere. See Aghast, a.].
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To suit; to agree; to fit.  [1913 Webster]
    "Had time cohered with place, or place with wishing."
Syn. -- To cleave; unite; adhere; stick; suit; agree; fit; be consistent.


Cohere, v.intr.
1 (of parts or a whole) stick together, remain united.
2 (of reasoning etc.) be logical or consistent.

L cohaerere cohaes- (as CO-, haerere stick)



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




VB join, unite, conjoin, connect, associate, put together, lay together, clap together, hang together, lump together, hold together, piece together, tack together, fix together, bind up together together, embody, reembody, roll into one, attach, fix, affix, saddle on, fasten, bind, secure, clinch, twist, make fast, tie, pinion, string, strap, sew, lace, tat, stitch, tack, knit, button, buckle, hitch, lash, truss, bandage, braid, splice, swathe, gird, tether, moor, picket, harness, chain, fetter, lock, latch, belay, brace, hook, grapple, leash, couple, accouple, link, yoke, bracket, marry, bridge over, span, braze, pin, nail, bolt, hasp, clasp, clamp, crimp, screw, rivet, impact, solder, set, weld together, fuse together, wedge, rabbet, mortise, miter, jam, dovetail, enchase, graft, ingraft, inosculate, entwine, intwine, interlink, interlace, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, entangle, twine round, belay, tighten, trice up, screw up, be joined, hang together, hold together, cohere.


VB cohere, adhere, stick, cling, cleave, hold, take hold of, hold fast, close with, clasp, hug, grow together, hang together, twine round, stick like a leech, stick like wax, stick close, cling like ivy, cling like a bur, adhere like a remora, adhere like Dejanira's shirt, glue, agglutinate, conglutinate, cement, lute, paste, gum, solder, weld, cake, consolidate, agglomerate.


VB be dense, become solid, render solid, solidify, solidate, concrete, set, take a set, consolidate, congeal, coagulate, curd, curdle, lopper, fix, clot, cake, candy, precipitate, deposit, cohere, crystallize, petrify, condense, thicken, gel, inspissate, incrassate, compress, squeeze, ram down, constipate.

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