cohere

[koh-heer]
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verb (used without object), co·hered, co·her·ing.
  1. to stick together; be united; hold fast, as parts of the same mass: The particles of wet flour cohered to form a paste.
  2. Physics. (of two or more similar substances) to be united within a body by the action of molecular forces.
  3. to be naturally or logically connected: Without sound reasoning no argument will cohere.
  4. to agree; be congruous: Her account of the incident cohered with his.

Origin of cohere

1590–1600; < Latin cohaerēre, equivalent to co- co- + haerēre to stick, cling

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1. See stick2. 3. follow.
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cohere

verb (intr)
  1. to hold or stick firmly together
  2. to be connected logically; be consistent
  3. physics to be held together by the action of molecular forces

Word Origin for cohere

C16: from Latin cohaerēre from co- together + haerēre to cling, adhere
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Word Origin and History for cohere
v.

1590s, from Latin cohaerere "to cleave together," in transferred use, "be coherent or consistent," from com- "together" (see co-) + haerere "to stick" (see hesitation). Related: Cohered; cohering.

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