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Meaning of COHERE

Pronunciation:  kow'heer

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [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"
  2. [v]  have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results; "the principles by which societies cohere"
  3. [v]  cause to form a united, orderly, and aethestically consistent whole; "Religion can cohere social groups"
 

COHERE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: adhere, cleave, cling, stick
 
 See Also: adjoin, agglutinate, alter, attach, be, change, cohere, conglutinate, contact, meet, mold, touch

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.
                                               --Shak.

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

 
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