Know Your Next Word : cohere

21. cohere :

verb :

1. to be united

2. to work or hold together

Usage :

  • The particles of wet flour cohered to form a paste.

  • I learned to slip back and forth between my black and white worlds, understanding that each possessed its own language and customs and structures of meaning, convinced that with a bit of translation on my part the two worlds would eventually cohere.(Barack Obama : Dreams From My Father : Times Books : 1995.)

  • Her account of the incident cohered with his.

  • Without sound reasoning no argument will cohere.

  • The movie as a whole failed to cohere.

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