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EtymologyEdit

From the Latin cohaereō (I cohere, I cling (closely) together, I harmonise, I am consistent (with), I am in agreement with).

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cohere (third-person singular simple present coheres, present participle cohering, simple past and past participle cohered)

  1. (intransitive) To stick together physically, by adhesion.
    Separate molecules will cohere because of electromagnetic force.
    • 2018 July 19, Zoe Williams, “Can ditching meat and dairy open up new taste sensations? My week as a foodie vegan”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Nothing coheres the way you expect. Substances float around each other until you crush them all with a blender.
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) To be consistent as part of a group, or by common purpose.
    Members of the party would cohere in the message they were sending.

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cohērē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of cohēreō