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3 definitions found
 for cohere
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Neither knows he . . . how the solid parts of the
              body are united or cohere together.   --Locke.
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     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.
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              They have been inserted where they best seemed to
              cohere.                               --Burke.
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     3. To suit; to agree; to fit. [Obs.]
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              Had time cohered with place, or place with wishing.
                                                    --Shak.
  
     Syn: To cleave; unite; adhere; stick; suit; agree; fit; be
          consistent.
          [1913 Webster] Coherence

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cohere
      v 1: 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"
           [syn: cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere]
      2: cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent
         whole; "Religion can cohere social groups"
      3: have internal elements or parts logically connected so that
         aesthetic consistency results; "the principles by which
         societies cohere"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  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
  
  

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