Definition of cohere verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    cohere

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//kəʊˈhɪə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈhɪr//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cohere
    BrE BrE//kəʊˈhɪə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈhɪr//
     
    he / she / it coheres
    BrE BrE//kəʊˈhɪəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈhɪrz//
     
    past simple cohered
    BrE BrE//kəʊˈhɪəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈhɪrd//
     
    past participle cohered
    BrE BrE//kəʊˈhɪəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈhɪrd//
     
    -ing form cohering
    BrE BrE//kəʊˈhɪərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈhɪrɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] cohere (with something) (of different ideas, arguments, sentences, etc.) to have a clear logical connection so that together they make a whole This view does not cohere with their other beliefs. The various sections of the report fail to cohere into a satisfactory whole.
  2. 2[intransitive] (of people) to work closely together It can be difficult to get a group of people to cohere.
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin cohaerere, from co- ‘together’ + haerere ‘to stick’.
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