What does adhere mean?

Definitions for adhere
ædˈhɪərad·her·e

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adhereverb

    be compatible or in accordance with

    "You must adhere to the rules"

  2. adhereverb

    follow through or carry out a plan without deviation

    "They adhered to their plan"

  3. cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohereverb

    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, stickverb

    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, adhereverb

    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 toverb

    stick to firmly

    "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"

Wiktionary

  1. adhereverb

    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.

    Etymology: adhaerere, adhaesum; ad + haerere: compare French adhérer

  2. adhereverb

    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.

    Etymology: adhaerere, adhaesum; ad + haerere: compare French adhérer

  3. adhereverb

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

    Etymology: adhaerere, adhaesum; ad + haerere: compare French adhérer

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adhereverb

    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. Adhereverb

    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. Adhereverb

    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.]

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  1. header

  2. hedera

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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

Examples of adhere in a Sentence

  1. Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy:

    We are increasingly confident that if people continue to adhere to what we've been asking them to do we can prevent a situation like we've seen in many other countries in the world.

  2. Merrick Garland:

    The only way we can succeed and retain the trust of the American people is to adhere to the norms that have become part of the DNA of every Justice Department employee.

  3. Kamala Harris:

    We will allow private insurers to offer Medicare plans as part of this system that adhere to strict Medicare requirements on costs and benefits, medicare will set the rules of the road for these plans, including price and quality, and private insurance companies will play by those rules, not the other way around.

  4. The Chinese embassy in Spain:

    The Chinese government has always demanded Chinese firms overseas strictly adhere to Chinese law and the law of the country they are in to carry out business legally, according to what we understand about events, all Chinese enterprises in Spain are doing so.

  5. David Maxwell:

    The coronavirus crisis has exposed the [Chinese Communist Party] CCPs strategy to infiltrate and dominate international institutions for two main reasons: to ensure they act favorably toward the PRC and to prevent admittance of Taiwan to any international organizations, at the very basic level, it is about ensuring these organizations accept and adhere to the One China concept.

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  • 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
  • เป็นไปตามThai
  • 附著Chinese

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