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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Prime Minister Manuel Valls:

    We need French chaplains and imams, French-speaking, who learn French, who love France. And who adhere to its values. And also French financing.

  2. Ertugrul Apakan:

    I am especially concerned about the civilian population of the town, the sides have a duty to them as well, and to each other to adhere strictly to the ceasefire.

  3. Todd Harris:

    While we can't say explicitly the cause of the downward trend, what we do know is that there is a trend of increasing regulatory scrutiny, which may cause manufacturers to adhere to stricter quality guidelines.

  4. Dr. Dale E. Turner:

    It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.

  5. R. A. Salvatore, Sojourn:

    Guilt resembles a sword with two edges. On the one hand, it cuts for Justice, imposing practical morality upon those who fear it. But there is another side to that weighted emotion. Conscience does not always adhere to rational judgment. Guilt is always a self-imposed burden, but it is not always rightly imposed.

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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
  • 附著Chinese

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