- 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[intransitive] (of people) to work closely together It can be difficult to get a group of people to cohere. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin cohaerere, from co-
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//