Co·here v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cohered p. pr. & vb. n. Cohering ]
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.
v 1: come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and
resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The
label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"
[syn: cling, cleave, adhere, stick]
2: cause to form a united, orderly, and aethestically
consistent whole; "Religion can cohere social groups"
3: have internal elements or parts logically connected so that
aesthetic consistency results; "the principles by which