Definitions for adhereædˈhɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ad•here*ædˈhɪər(v.)-hered, -her•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to stay attached; stick fast; cling:

    Mud adhered to my boots.

  2. (of two or more dissimilar substances) to be united by adhesion.

    Category: Physics

  3. to hold closely or firmly:

    to adhere to a plan.

  4. to be devoted in support or allegiance:

    to adhere to a party.

  5. Obs. to be consistent.

  6. (v.t.)to cause to adhere; make stick.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

* Syn: See stick.

Origin of adhere:

1590–1600; < L adhaerēre=ad-ad - +haerēre to stick, cling

ad•her′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adhere(verb)

    be compatible or in accordance with

    "You must adhere to the rules"

  2. adhere(verb)

    follow through or carry out a plan without deviation

    "They adhered to their plan"

  3. cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere(verb)

    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"

  4. adhere, stick(verb)

    be a devoted follower or supporter

    "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles"

  5. stand by, stick by, stick, adhere(verb)

    be loyal to

    "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"; "The friends stuck together through the war"

  6. adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to(verb)

    stick to firmly

    "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"

Wiktionary

  1. adhere(Verb)

    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. adhere(Verb)

    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. adhere(Verb)

    To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree.

  4. Origin: adhaerere, adhaesum; ad + haerere: compare French adhérer

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adhere(verb)

    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. Adhere(verb)

    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. Adhere(verb)

    to be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree


Translations for adhere

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

adhere(verb)

(often with to ) to stick (to)

This tape doesn't adhere (to the floor) very well.

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