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ad·her·ent

 (ăd-hîr′ənt, -hĕr′-)
n.
A supporter, as of a cause or individual: a vote that pleased adherents of education reform.
adj.
1. Sticking or holding fast.
2. Botany Joined but not united. Used of dissimilar parts or organs.

ad·her′ent·ly adv.

adherent

(ədˈhɪərənt)
n
(usually foll by of) a supporter or follower
adj
sticking, holding fast, or attached

ad•her•ent

(ædˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-)

n.
1. a person who follows or supports a leader, cause, idea, etc.; follower.
adj.
2. sticking; clinging; adhering.
3. bound by contract or other formal agreement.
4. Biol. adnate.
[1350–1400; < Latin adhaerent-, s. of adhaerēns. See adhere, -ent]
ad•her′ent•ly, adv.
syn: See follower.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adherent - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of anotheradherent - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
Zen Buddhist - an adherent of the doctrines of Zen Buddhism
Mahayanist - an adherent of Mahayana Buddhism
Hinayanist - an adherent of Hinayana Buddhism
Lamaist - (Buddhism) an adherent of Lamaism
Tantrist - an adherent of Tantrism
Jainist - a believer in Jainism
Shintoist - a believer in Shintoism
Rasta, Rastafarian - follower of Rastafarianism
Mithraist - adherent of Mithraism
Zoroastrian - follower of Zoroaster and Zoroastrianism
absolutist - one who advocates absolutism
amoralist - someone who adheres to the doctrine that ordinary moral distinctions are invalid
animist - one who accepts the doctrine of animism
antinomian - a follower of the doctrine of antinomianism
Apostle - (New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel
Aristotelean, Aristotelian, Peripatetic - a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
Bahai - a teacher of or believer in Bahaism
Tao, Taoist - an adherent of any branch of Taoism
clericalist - one who advocates clericalism
Donatist - an adherent of Donatism
Druse, Druze - an adherent of an esoteric monotheistic religious sect living in the relative security of the mountains of Syria and Lebanon who believes that Al-hakim was an incarnation of God; "a Druze is permitted to conform outwardly to the faith of the unbelievers among whom he lives"
dualist - an adherent of dualism
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
Hussite - an adherent of the religious reforms of John Huss
Ismaili, Ismailian - an adherent of Ismailism; a member of the Ismaili branch of Shiism
Lutheran - follower of Lutheranism
Mahdist - an adherent of Mahdism
Manichaean, Manichean, Manichee - an adherent of Manichaeism
Monophysite - an adherent of Monophysitism
Neoplatonist - an adherent of Neoplatonism
diabolist, Satanist - an adherent of Satan or Satanism
Sikh - an adherent of Sikhism
Socinian - an adherent of the teachings of Socinus; a Christian who rejects the divinity of Christ and the Trinity and original sin; influenced the development of Unitarian theology
totalitarian - an adherent of totalitarian principles or totalitarian government
Unitarian - adherent of Unitarianism
Trinitarian - adherent of Trinitarianism
Arminian - adherent of Arminianism
votary - a devoted (almost religiously so) adherent of a cause or person or activity; "the cultured votary of science"
Adj.1.adherent - sticking fast
adhesive - tending to adhere

adherent

adherent

noun
One who supports and adheres to another:
Translations
تَابِع لِ، مَائِل لِ، مُنَاصِر لِ
stoupenecčlennásledovníkpřívrženecpříznivec
tilhænger
adherentpristašasljedbenik
követőkövetõje vkinekragadóstag
áhangandi

adherent

[ədˈhɪərənt]
A. ADJadhesivo, adherente
B. N (= person) → partidario/a m/f

adherent

[ədˈhɪərənt] n (= follower, supporter) → adhérent(e) m/f, partisan(e) m/f
an adherent of sth, an adherent to sth [+ idea, theory] → un(e) partisan(e) de qch
an adherent of sth [+ party] → un(e) adhérent(e) de qch

adherent

nAnhänger(in) m(f)

adherent

[ədˈhɪərnt] n (person) → aderente m/f

adhere

(ədˈhiə) verb
1. (often with to) to stick (to). This tape doesn't adhere (to the floor) very well.
2. (with to) to remain loyal (to). I'm adhering to my principles.
adˈherence noun
adˈherent noun
a follower; supporter. an adherent of Marx.

adherent

adj adherido
References in classic literature ?
Pfuel and his adherents demanded a retirement into the depths of the country in accordance with precise laws defined by a pseudo-theory of war, and they saw only barbarism, ignorance, or evil intention in every deviation from that theory.
There was a dramatist whose name of late had been much heard at Heidelberg, and the winter before one of his plays had been given at the theatre amid the cheers of adherents and the hisses of decent people.
For the first thing he weakened the Orsini and Colonnesi parties in Rome, by gaining to himself all their adherents who were gentlemen, making them his gentlemen, giving them good pay, and, according to their rank, honouring them with office and command in such a way that in a few months all attachment to the factions was destroyed and turned entirely to the duke.
What woman, indeed, among the most faithful adherents of the truth, believes the promises and threats of the Word in the sense in which she believes in her own children, or would not throw her theology to the wind if weighed against their happiness?
If a governor of New York, therefore, should be at the head of any such conspiracy, until the design had been ripened into actual hostility he could insure his accomplices and adherents an entire impunity.
de Beaufort, had he not affected to brave the cardinal, despise princes, and walk alone without adherents or disciples, would either have regained his liberty or made partisans.
While, however, he discharged his functions with credit and fidelity, Marmaduke never seemed to lose sight of his own interests; for, when the estates of the adherents of the crown fell under the hammer, by the acts of confiscation, he appeared in New York, and became the purchaser of extensive possessions at comparatively low prices.
They and the Chinooks were originally the same; but a dispute arising about two generations previous to the time of the settlement, between the ruling chief and his brother Wahkiacum, the latter seceded, and with his adherents formed the present horde which continues to go by his name.
The schoolmaster was indeed afraid to return to bed by himself; and as he did not know how soon he might lose the company of my landlady, he was resolved to secure that of the boy, in whose presence he apprehended no danger from the devil or any of his adherents.
His two adherents looked at each other, and at him, as if they were at a loss how to pursue the subject.
Geoffrey turned to his admirers and adherents with a roar of derisive laughter.
The combatants, however, sit there quietly, tended by their seconds, while their adherents wrangle in the middle.