cohere

When things cohere, they come together in a meaningful way. It wasn't until we won a game that our team finally cohered, and we actually felt like a unit.

Co- means "together," and here is from the Latin haerēre, "to stick." Put them together and you have "to stick together." When people work together on a project, it's important that their ideas cohere, otherwise the work can seem disjointed and awkward. The beauty of the dance was in the timing: everyone was so in step that they seemed to cohere into one great mass of humanity. If the president's staff doesn't cohere into a cohesive unit, his policies will never come together either.

Primary Meanings of cohere

1.
v
cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole
2.
v
come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
Full Definitions of cohere
1

v cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole

“Religion can cohere social groups”
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results

“the principles by which societies cohere
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
2

v come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation

“The sushi rice grains cohere
Synonyms:
adhere, cleave, cling, stick
adhere, bind, bond, hold fast, stick, stick to
stick to firmly
stick
fasten with an adhesive material like glue
Types:
show 4 types...
hide 4 types...
mold
fit tightly, follow the contours of
conglutinate
stick together
agglutinate
clump together; as of bacteria, red blood cells, etc.
haemagglutinate, hemagglutinate
cause the clumping together (of red blood cells)
Type of:
adjoin, contact, meet, touch
be in direct physical contact with; make contact

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a life-long learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.