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cohere

co·here

cohere

 
pronunciation:
ko hir
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: cohered, coheres, cohering
definition 1: to lump, hold, or stick together.
The hot metal plates are pressed together until they cohere.
synonyms:
bind
similar words:
adhere, bond, cement, cleave, cling, fuse, hold together, lump, stick together, unite
definition 2: to be connected by reason; be consistent.
In a convincing essay, the presented arguments cohere; that is, they flow logically and don't contradict each other.
synonyms:
agree, correspond, hold water, jibe, tally
similar words:
accord, bond, coincide, concur, match, square
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The word cohere contains the following parts:
co- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix co- is a reduced form of com- often used before roots beginning with vowels, such as "ax" and "ev." It is also used with existing English words to indicate a role of fellowship (coworker) or that something is done together (cowrite) See com-.
her, hes Latin root that means stick