intransitive verb-·hered′, -·her′ing
- to stick together, as parts of a mass
- to be united as by molecular cohesion
- to be connected naturally or logically, as by a common principle; be consistent
- to become or stay united in action; be in accord
Origin of cohereClassical Latin cohaerere from co-, together + haerere, to stick
verbco·hered, co·her·ing, co·heres
- To stick or hold together in a mass that resists separation.
- To have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results: “The movie as a whole failed to cohere” ( Robert Brustein )
Origin of cohereLatin cohaerēre co- co- haerēre to cling
(third-person singular simple present coheres, present participle cohering, simple past and past participle cohered)
From the Latin cohaereō (“I cohere”, “I cling (closely) together”, “I harmonise”, “I am consistent (with)”, “I am in agreement with”).