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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cohere 
  v  :  come  or  be  in  close  contact  with  "The  dress  clings  to  her 
  body";  "The  shirt  stuck  to  the  athlete's  sweaty  chest" 
  [syn:  {cling},  {adhere},  {stick}] 




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