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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.
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
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
[1913 Webster] Coherence
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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
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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