Definitions for: Adhere


[v] follow through or carry out a plan without deviation; "They adhered to their plan"
[v] come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"
[v] stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
[v] be loyal to; "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"
[v] be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"
[v] be compatible or in accordance with; "You must adhere to the rules"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ad*here", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Adhered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Adhering.] [L. adhaerere, adhaesum; ad + haerere to
stick: cf. F. adh['e]rer. See Aghast.]
1. To stick fast or cleave, as a glutinous substance does; to
become joined or united; as, wax to the finger; the lungs
sometimes adhere to the pleura.

2. To hold, be attached, or devoted; to remain fixed, either
by personal union or conformity of faith, principle, or
opinion; as, men adhere to a party, a cause, a leader, a
church.

3. To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to
agree. ``Nor time nor place did then adhere.'' ``Every
thing adheres together.'' --Shak.

Syn: To attach; stick; cleave; cling; hold

Synonyms: accede, cleave, cling, cohere, stand by, stick, stick by, stick to, stick with

See Also: adjoin, adopt, agglutinate, agree, attach, be, carry out, check, conglutinate, contact, correspond, espouse, fit, follow, follow through, gibe, go through, implement, jibe, match, meet, mold, put through, tally, touch

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