Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cohere

3 senses of cohere

Sense 1
cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere -- (come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere")
       => touch, adjoin, meet, contact -- (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")

Sense 2
cohere -- (cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole; "Religion can cohere social groups")
       => change, alter, modify -- (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")

Sense 3
cohere -- (have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results; "the principles by which societies cohere")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

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