What does adhere mean?

Definitions for adhere
ædˈhɪərad·here

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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.

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

  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.

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

  3. adhere(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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.]

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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. State John Kerry:

    The line they are trying to draw now would prohibit any kind of incursion of Aleppo, it will not allow Aleppo to fall, if Assad does not adhere to this, there will clearly be repercussions, and one of them may be the total destruction of the ceasefire and then go back to war. I don't think Russia wants that.

  2. Stephen Onufrak:

    While work foods aren't really necessarily a huge source of calories overall in people's diets, I think they are still a significant source, if Stephen Onufrak look at the quality of the foods people got, it definitely did not necessarily adhere to the dietary guidelines very closely.

  3. Alexei Sorokin:

    We don't see it impacting World Cup 2018. Our officials and international officials have stated recently that all issues could be resolved by means of joint efforts, there is nothing tragic going on, nothing irreversible going on. FIFA has its own anti-doping policy, we certainly adhere to that, the CEO also said that even before the attacks on Paris on Friday, World Cup organizers were working on a detailed security plan.

  4. Paul Ryan:

    NATO is indispensable. It's as important today as it ever has been, the president is right to point out that our NATO allies need to adhere to their commitments which is two percent of GDP for defense.

  5. 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.

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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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