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  ( coheres    3rd person present)   ( cohering    present participle)   ( cohered    past tense & past participle  ) If the different elements of a piece of writing, a piece of music, or a set of ideas cohere, they fit together well so that they form a united whole.      v-recip   (=hang together)  
The various elements of the novel fail to cohere...      pl-n V  
This coheres with Peel's championing of alternative music...      V with n  
The empire could not cohere as a legitimate whole.      V (non-recip)  
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1    adhere, bind, cling, coalesce, combine, consolidate, fuse, glue, hold, stick, unite  
2    agree, be connected, be consistent, correspond, hang together, harmonize, hold good, hold water, square  

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