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Definition 1: come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation - [verb of contact]

Samples where cohere or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dress clings to her body
  • The label stuck to the box
  • The sushi rice grains cohere

Synonyms for cohere in the sense of this definition

(cohere is a kind of ...) be in direct physical contact with; make contact

"The two buildings touch" "Their hands touched" "The wire must not contact the metal cover" "The surfaces contact at this point"

(... is a kind of cohere ) fit tightly, follow the contours of

"The dress molds her beautiful figure"

(... is a kind of cohere ) stick together

"the edges of the wound conglutinated"

(... is a kind of cohere ) clump together; as of bacteria, red blood cells, etc.

(cohere implies ...) become attached

"The spider's thread attached to the window sill"

(cohere has a similar meaning as ...) stick to firmly

"Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"

(cohere has a similar meaning as ...) fasten with an adhesive material like glue

"stick the poster onto the wall"

Definition 2: have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results - [verb of stative]

Samples where cohere or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the principles by which societies cohere

(cohere is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

Definition 3: cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole - [verb of stative]

Samples where cohere or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Religion can cohere social groups

(cohere is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(cohere causes ...) have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results

"the principles by which societies cohere"

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