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English verb: cohere

1. cohere (contact) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation

SamplesThe dress clings to her body.
The label stuck to the box.
The sushi rice grains cohere.

Synonymsadhere, cleave, cling, stick

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch

Narrower (hyponym)agglutinate, conglutinate, mold


Verb groupadhere, bind, bond, hold fast, stick, stick, stick to

2. cohere (stative) cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole

SamplesReligion can cohere social groups.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


3. cohere (stative) have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results

SamplesThe principles by which societies cohere.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)be

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