Definition of Adhere

1. Verb. Be compatible or in accordance with. "You must adhere to the rules"

Generic synonyms: Agree, Check, Correspond, Fit, Gibe, Jibe, Match, Tally



2. Verb. Follow through or carry out a plan without deviation. "They adhered to their plan"

3. Verb. Come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation. "The sushi rice grains cohere"
Exact synonyms: Cleave, Cling, Cohere, Stick
Generic synonyms: Adjoin, Contact, Meet, Touch
Specialized synonyms: Mold, Conglutinate, Agglutinate
Entails: Attach
Related verbs: Bind, Bond, Hold Fast, Stick, Stick To, Stick
Derivative terms: Adherent, Adhesion, Coherence, Coherency, Coherent, Cohesion, Cohesive

4. Verb. Be a devoted follower or supporter. "She sticks to her principles"
Exact synonyms: Stick
Generic synonyms: Adopt, Espouse, Follow
Derivative terms: Adherent, Adhesion

5. Verb. Be loyal to. "The friends stuck together through the war"
Exact synonyms: Stand By, Stick, Stick By
Generic synonyms: Be

6. Verb. Stick to firmly. "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
Exact synonyms: Bind, Bond, Hold Fast, Stick, Stick To
Specialized synonyms: Bind
Related verbs: Cleave, Cling, Cohere, Stick
Generic synonyms: Attach
Derivative terms: Adherent, Adhesion, Adhesive, Binder, Binding, Bond, Bond, Bondable, Holdfast, Sticker

Definition of Adhere

1. v. i. 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.

Definition of Adhere

1. Verb. (intransitive) 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. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) 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. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adhere

1. to become or remain attached or close to something [v -HERED, -HERING, -HERES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adhere

adessive cases
adessively
adessives
adfected
adfiliated
adfix
adfixes
adfluvial
adfluxion
adhan
adhans
adharma
adharmas
adharmic
adherable
adhere (current term)
adhered
adherence
adherence syndrome
adherences
adherencies
adherency
adherend
adherends
adherens junction
adherens junctions
adherent pericardium
adherent placenta
adherently

Literary usage of Adhere

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1. Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books by John Milton (1750)
"... he (hall forgo Father and mother, and to' his wife adhere; And they mall be one ... adhere ..."

2. Publications (1853)
"adhere always to the truth; this confidence I have in you. I greet you and all the godly heartily in the Lord. Peace be with you. Matthew also greets you. ..."

3. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"But when we examine Mr. Arnold's remarks in detail, we find that he does not consistently adhere to his own excellent suggestion. He begins by recommending ..."

4. The Works of Alexander Hamilton: Containing His Correspondence, and His by Alexander Hamilton (1851)
"I might add several other things to prove that he is resolved to adhere to and cultivate his old party, who lately, more than ever, have shown the cloven ..."

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