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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 co·here /koˈhɪr/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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
         societies cohere"