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.] [1913 Webster]

Had time cohered with place, or place with wishing. --Shak.

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

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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