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Meaning of ADHERE

Pronunciation:  ad'heer

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  follow through or carry out a plan without deviation; "They adhered to their plan"
  2. [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"
  3. [v]  stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
  4. [v]  be loyal to; "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"
  5. [v]  be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"
  6. [v]  be compatible or in accordance with; "You must adhere to the rules"

ADHERE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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

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

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: agglomerate, bunch, clasp, cleave, clinch, cling, cling to, clot, cluster, coagulate, cohere, combine, come together, communicate, congeal, conglomerate, connect, converge, embrace, freeze to, grasp, grow together, hang on, hang together, hold, hold on, hold together, hug, intercommunicate, join, knit, link, mass, meet, merge, persist, set, solidify, stay, stay put, stick, stick together, take hold of, unite