cohere
verb (cohered; cohering) Etymology: Latin cohaerēre, from co- + haerēre to stick Date: 1598 intransitive verb 1. a. to hold together firmly as parts of the same mass; broadly stick, adhere b. to display cohesion of plant parts 2. to hold together as a mass of parts that cohere 3. a. to become united in principles, relationships, or interests b. to be logically or aesthetically consistent transitive verb to cause (parts or components) to cohere Synonyms: see stick

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cohere — [v1] stick to, cling adhere, associate, bind, blend, cleave, coalesce, combine, connect, consolidate, fuse, glue, hold, join, merge, unite; concepts 85,113,160 Ant. divide, fall off, separate cohere [v2] agree, conform accord, be connected, be… …   New thesaurus

  • cohere — I (adhere) verb affix, agglomerate, agglutinate, attach, be dense, be tacked together, become solid, cement, clasp, cleave, cling, clot, coagulate, coalesce, cohaerere, combine, come together, compress, congeal, conjoin, consolidate, fasten,… …   Law dictionary

  • Cohéré — Nom rare porté dans les Landes et les Pyrénées Atlantiques. Aucune idée précise. À envisager éventuellement celui qui vendait du cuir ou travaillait le cuir, sens également possible pour le nom Cohérier, porté dans le Puy de Dôme …   Noms de famille

  • cohere — 1590s, from L. cohaerere to cleave together, in transferred use, be coherent or consistent, from com together (see CO (Cf. co )) + haerere to stick (see HESITATION (Cf. hesitation)). Related: Cohered; cohering …   Etymology dictionary

  • cohere — *stick, adhere, cleave, cling Analogous words: coalesce, fuse, merge, blend (see MIX): *fasten, attach, affix: *join, combine, unite, connect, associate Contrasted words: *detach, disengage: disentangle, untangle, disembarrass (see …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • cohere — ► VERB 1) hold firmly together; form a whole. 2) (of an argument or theory) be logically consistent. ORIGIN Latin cohaerere stick together …   English terms dictionary

  • cohere — [kō hir′] vi. cohered, cohering [L cohaerere < co , together + haerere, to stick] 1. a) to stick together, as parts of a mass b) to be united by molecular cohesion 2. to be connected naturally or logically, as by a common principle; be… …   English World dictionary

  • cohere — co|here [kəuˈhıə US kouˈhır] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: cohaerere, from co ( CO ) + haerere [i] to stick ] 1.) if ideas, arguments, beliefs, statements etc cohere, they are connected in a clear and reasonable way →↑coherent ▪ All the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cohere — [[t]koʊhɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] coheres, cohering, cohered V RECIP If the different elements of a piece of writing, a piece of music, or a set of ideas cohere, they fit together well so that they form a united whole. [pl n V] Opposed cultures, indigenous and …   English dictionary

  • cohere — UK [kəʊˈhɪə(r)] / US [koʊˈhɪr] verb [intransitive] Word forms cohere : present tense I/you/we/they cohere he/she/it coheres present participle cohering past tense cohered past participle cohered formal if ideas or arguments cohere, they seem… …   English dictionary

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