Definition of cohere
2 : to hold together as a mass of parts that cohere
3a : to become united in principles, relationships, or interestsb : to be logically or aesthetically consistent
: to cause (parts or components) to cohere
Examples of cohere in a Sentence
the account in his journal coheres with the official report of the battle
beset by personal animosities, the people of the neighborhood could not cohere into an effective civic association
Recent Examples of cohere from the Web
Gradually, the quirks and the knowledge cohere into an argument that makes sense of all that melancholy:
Others have their moments, but the moments don’t cohere.
The parties tend to cohere pretty tightly – rich Republicans are much closer to poor Republicans than either is to the Democrats, and rich and Democrats share more in common than either does with Republicans.
The men’s meeting serves the cause of Irish reunification, but the movie itself never coheres into anything believable.
The piece, written by Steven Epp, Dominique Serrand and Nathan Keepers, is performed in nine segments that cohere increasingly as the show goes on, pulling from past and present global events having to do with refugees.
I was drawn to the way her music edged into different, old-timey genres, cohering around a belief that the American songwriting tradition was common ground.
The artist worked with Met staff to redesign the pergola, landscaping and seating areas as well as the bar and its menu so his commission would cohere and foster the social and romantic life of the place.
The quotations gathered from scores of different voices begin to cohere into a hypnotic conversation that moves with the mysterious undulations of a flock of birds.
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cohere vs Adhere
When you finish writing a paper, you may feel that it coheres well, since it's sharply focused and all the ideas seem to support each other. When all the soldiers in an army platoon feel like buddies, the platoon has become a cohesive unit. In science class you may learn the difference between cohesion (the tendency of a chemical's molecules to stick together) and adhesion (the tendency of the molecules of two different substances to stick together). Water molecules tend to cohere, so water falls from the sky in drops, not as separate molecules. But water molecules also adhere to molecules of other substances, so raindrops will often cling to the underside of a clothesline for a while before gravity pulls them down.
Synonym Discussion of cohere
COHERE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cohere for English Language Learners
: to be combined or united in a logical and effective way
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