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Cohere   /koʊhˈɪr/   Listen

(past & past part. cohered; pres. part. cohering)
Come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation.  Synonyms: adhere, cleave, cling, stick.  "The label stuck to the box" , "The sushi rice grains cohere"
Cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole.
Have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results.

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"Cohere" Quotes from Famous Books

... glass and poured it full of masata. "Look! Two portions of masata. But I pour what is in the glass back into the bottle. The molecules cohere and the two portions become one again. Some day you and I—our individual consciousnesses—will flow back to the Whole. That sounds ...
— Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930 • Various

... parts, whether belonging to the same embryo or to two distinct embryos, are brought during an early stage of development into contact, they often blend into a single part or organ; and this complete fusion indicates some mutual affinity between the parts, otherwise they would simply cohere. Whether any power exists which tends to bring homologous parts into contact seems more doubtful. The tendency to complete fusion is not a rare or exceptional fact. It is exhibited in the most striking manner by double ...
— The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2) • Charles Darwin

Words linked to "Cohere" :   modify, attach, agglutinate, cohesive, bind, bond, conglutinate, alter, mold, hold fast, cohesion, contact, touch, meet, adjoin, be, stick to, change

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