V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: sticking, holding, or working together as a unit
Synonyms: integrated, unified, harmonious
Antonyms: broken, separated
Tips: Cohesive is derived from the Latin cohaerere, from haerere, “to stick” (also the source of the word adhere and adhesive). Think of a group that is coming together to work in unison.
Everyone worked together really well; it was a cohesive unit. (integrated, unified)
The company was finally able to create a cohesive management team that was able to work together in harmony. (integrated)
Greg’s department is a cohesive unit—each team member knows his or her role and works together with the others to solve problems. (harmonious)
By giving everyone in the group equal say, she has created a cohesive team that works closely together on every project. (harmonious, unified)
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