Definitions for adhereædˈhɪər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.i.)to stay attached; stick fast; cling:
Mud adhered to my boots.
(of two or more dissimilar substances) to be united by adhesion.
to hold closely or firmly:
to adhere to a plan.
to be devoted in support or allegiance:
to adhere to a party.
Obs. to be consistent.
(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
be compatible or in accordance with
"You must adhere to the rules"
follow through or carry out a plan without deviation
"They adhered to their plan"
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"
be a devoted follower or supporter
"The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles"
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"
adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to(verb)
stick to firmly
"Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
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.
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.
To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree.
Origin: adhaerere, adhaesum; ad + haerere: compare French adhérer
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
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
to be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree
Translations for adhere
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(often with to ) to stick (to)
This tape doesn't adhere (to the floor) very well.
- залепвам сеBulgarian
- colarPortuguese (BR)
- lepit seCzech
- klæbe; fæstneDanish
- κολλώ (σε)Greek
- adherirse aSpanish
- külge hakkamaEstonian
- לְהִדָבֵק @@@לְהִידָבֵק$$$Hebrew
- ragad vmihezHungarian
- merekat, melekat, menempelIndonesian
- tolla, loða viðIcelandic
- klebe til, henge fastNorwegian
- a (se) lipi (de)Romanian
- lepiť naSlovak
- držati (se)Slovenian
- sitta, fastnaSwedish
- 黏附Chinese (Trad.)
- прилипати, приставатиUkrainian
- 粘附Chinese (Simp.)
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