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cohesive

Syllabification: co·he·sive
Pronunciation: /kōˈhēsiv
 
, kōˈhēziv
 
/

Definition of cohesive in English:

adjective

Characterized by or causing cohesion.
Example sentences
  • Today I got a real sense that we were beginning to become a cohesive unit, looking out for each other.
  • The half back line took a while to get into the game but when they did, they looked a cohesive unit.
  • All that experience rolled into one cohesive unit would be a force to be reckoned with.

Derivatives

cohesively

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Regions must agree to come together and act cohesively.
  • The idea is that local bands have direct access to the public and are working cohesively together to help each other out.
  • This and other reforms offer ‘a significant opportunity for Government to think cohesively about how we run local services and govern at a local level’.

cohesiveness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Often thematic cohesiveness, intelligence and insight get lost amid the transparent desire for a money-making blockbuster.
  • He's spent the last year putting out comics that make no sense and lack cohesiveness.
  • The band is not much more than a year old and is still only developing cohesiveness, although it's definitely a young outfit with potential.

Words that rhyme with cohesive

adhesive

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