What does adhere mean?

Definitions for adhereædˈhɪər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word adhere.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adhere

    ad-hēr′, v.i. to stick to: to remain fixed or attached (with to): (Shak.) to be consistent: (Scots law) to affirm a judgment.—n. Adher′ence, state of adhering: steady attachment.—adj. Adher′ent, sticking to.—n. one who adheres: a follower: a partisan (with of)—a less common form is Adher′er. [L. ad, to, hærēre, hæsum, to stick.]

Anagrams for adhere »

  1. header

  2. hedera

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adhere in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adhere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Images & Illustrations of adhere

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Translations for adhere

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تقيدArabic
  • прилепвам, прилепвам се, съблюдавам, оставам верен, спазвамBulgarian
  • adherirCatalan, Valencian
  • overholdeDanish
  • festhalten, kleben, halten, befolgenGerman
  • adherirse, adherir, pegarse, cumplirSpanish
  • پایبندPersian
  • kiinnittyä, tarttua, noudattaaFinnish
  • adhérerFrench
  • adherirGalician
  • melekatIndonesian
  • aderireItalian
  • 付く, くっ付くJapanese
  • plakken, vasthouden, samenhangen, kleven, aanhangenDutch
  • aderirPortuguese
  • прилипать, соблюдать, прилипнуть, придерживаться, приклеиваться, оставаться верным, приклеиться, придерRussian
  • hålla fast, hålla, fästaSwedish
  • கடைபிடிக்கின்றனTamil
  • 附著Chinese

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