cohere

[koh-heer]
verb (used without object), cohered, cohering.
1.
to stick together; be united; hold fast, as parts of the same mass: The particles of wet flour cohered to form a paste.
2.
Physics. (of two or more similar substances) to be united within a body by the action of molecular forces.
3.
to be naturally or logically connected: Without sound reasoning no argument will cohere.
4.
to agree; be congruous: Her account of the incident cohered with his.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin cohaerēre, equivalent to co- co- + haerēre to stick, cling


1. See stick2. 3. follow.
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cohere (kəʊˈhɪə)
 
vb
1.  to hold or stick firmly together
2.  to be connected logically; be consistent
3.  physics to be held together by the action of molecular forces
 
[C16: from Latin cohaerēre from co- together + haerēre to cling, adhere]

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cohere
1590s, from L. cohærere "to cleave together," from com- "together" + hærere "to stick" (see coherent). Related: Coherency, cohering.
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The piece is loosely constructed, especially as to the cohering of the main plot and the comic sub-plot.
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