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Definitions for adherent
ædˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-ad·her·ent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disciple, adherent(adj)

    someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another

  2. adherent(adj)

    sticking fast


  1. adherent(Noun)

    A person who has membership in some group, association or religion.

  2. adherent(Adjective)

    Adhesive, sticking to something.

  3. adherent(Adjective)

    Having the quality of clinging or sticking fast to something.

  4. adherent(Adjective)

    Attaching or pressing against a different organ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adherent(adj)

    sticking; clinging; adhering

  2. Adherent(adj)

    attached as an attribute or circumstance

  3. Adherent(adj)

    congenitally united with an organ of another kind, as calyx with ovary, or stamens with petals

  4. Adherent(noun)

    one who adheres; one who adheres; one who follows a leader, party, or profession; a follower, or partisan; a believer in a particular faith or church

  5. Adherent(noun)

    that which adheres; an appendage

  6. Origin: [L. adhaerens, -entis, p. pr.: cf. F. adhrent.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adherent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adherent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of adherent in a Sentence

  1. Karl Kraus:

    He who does without the praise of the crowd will not deny himself an opportunity to be his own adherent.

  2. Marie Brown:

    A typical non-adherent personality does not exist, the take home message for patients is to be sure to ask why they need the medicine and what will happen if they don’t take it.

  3. Raisat Suleimanova:

    When we were told that he was an adherent of some kind of radical Islam, I was afraid, i don't understand this. Our parents didn't teach us these things. They taught us to pray and to read the prayers and I am very far away from all this.

  4. Geoff Porter:

    The jihadi landscape in Libya and Tunisia is extremely fluid, what may dictate whether an individual joins this group or that is not whether he is really an adherent to the Islamic State’s leadership or to al-Qaeda’s but the likelihood of being able to train for jihad and to carry out attacks.

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  • привърженик, прилепнал, лепкавBulgarian
  • adherent, adhesiuCatalan, Valencian
  • člen, přívrženec, příznivec, stoupenecCzech
  • anhängend, anhaftend, klebend, Anhänger, MitgliedGerman
  • οπαδόςGreek
  • adhesivo, adherenteSpanish
  • kiinnittyvä, jäsen, tarttuva, adherenttiFinnish
  • adhérentFrench
  • leanmhainnScottish Gaelic
  • tag, követő, ragadósHungarian
  • adherenteInterlingua
  • aderenteItalian
  • მომხრეGeorgian
  • aderente, adesivoPortuguese
  • aderentRomanian
  • приве́рженец, кле́йкий, сторо́нница, ли́пкий, сторо́нник, приве́рженкаRussian
  • slȅdbenīk, сље̏дбенӣк, при̏сташа, sljȅdbenīk, сле̏дбенӣк, прѝсталица, prìstalica, адхѐрент, adhèrent, prȉstašaSerbo-Croatian

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