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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of adhere in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of adhere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A large population is China's basic national condition so we must adhere to the basic state policy of family planning.
That can cause problems for children when the school year starts back up [and] they have to adhere to a fairly regimented schedule.
We need French chaplains and imams, French-speaking, who learn French, who love France. And who adhere to its values. And also French financing.
From what (German) Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday it is clear that everyone has to adhere to EU law, and the Hungarian authorities acted in that spirit.
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.
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- прилепвам, прилепвам се, съблюдавам, оставам верен, спазвамBulgarian
- adherirCatalan, Valencian
- festhalten, kleben, halten, befolgenGerman
- adherirse, adherir, pegarse, cumplirSpanish
- kiinnittyä, tarttua, noudattaaFinnish
- 付く, くっ付くJapanese
- plakken, vasthouden, samenhangen, kleven, aanhangenDutch
- прилипать, соблюдать, прилипнуть, придерживаться, приклеиваться, оставаться верным, приклеиться, придерRussian
- hålla fast, hålla, fästaSwedish
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