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ad·here

 (ăd-hîr′)
v. ad·hered, ad·her·ing, ad·heres
v.intr.
1. To stick fast to something; stay attached: Glue makes the wallpaper adhere to the wall.
2. To remain devoted to or be in support of something: adhered to her beliefs.
3. To carry out a plan, scheme, or operation without deviation: We will adhere to our plan.
v.tr.
To cause to adhere; make stick.

[French adhérer, from Latin adhaerēre, to stick to : ad-, ad- + haerēre, to stick.]

adhere

(ədˈhɪə)
vb (intr)
1. (usually foll by to) to stick or hold fast
2. (foll by to) to be devoted (to a political party, cause, religion, etc); be a follower (of)
3. (foll by to) to follow closely or exactly: adhere to the rules.
[C16: via Medieval Latin adhērēre from Latin adhaerēre to stick to]
adˈherence n

ad•here

(ædˈhɪər)

v. -hered, -her•ing. v.i.
1. to stay attached; stick fast; cling: Mud adhered to my boots.
2. (of two or more dissimilar substances) to be united by adhesion.
3. to hold closely or firmly: to adhere to a plan.
4. to be devoted in support or allegiance: to adhere to a party.
5. Obs. to be consistent.
v.t.
6. to cause to adhere; make stick.
[1590–1600; < Latin adhaerēre=ad- ad- + haerēre to stick, cling]
ad•her′a•ble, adj.
ad•her′er, n.
syn: See stick.

adhere


Past participle: adhered
Gerund: adhering

Imperative
adhere
adhere
Present
I adhere
you adhere
he/she/it adheres
we adhere
you adhere
they adhere
Preterite
I adhered
you adhered
he/she/it adhered
we adhered
you adhered
they adhered
Present Continuous
I am adhering
you are adhering
he/she/it is adhering
we are adhering
you are adhering
they are adhering
Present Perfect
I have adhered
you have adhered
he/she/it has adhered
we have adhered
you have adhered
they have adhered
Past Continuous
I was adhering
you were adhering
he/she/it was adhering
we were adhering
you were adhering
they were adhering
Past Perfect
I had adhered
you had adhered
he/she/it had adhered
we had adhered
you had adhered
they had adhered
Future
I will adhere
you will adhere
he/she/it will adhere
we will adhere
you will adhere
they will adhere
Future Perfect
I will have adhered
you will have adhered
he/she/it will have adhered
we will have adhered
you will have adhered
they will have adhered
Future Continuous
I will be adhering
you will be adhering
he/she/it will be adhering
we will be adhering
you will be adhering
they will be adhering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been adhering
you have been adhering
he/she/it has been adhering
we have been adhering
you have been adhering
they have been adhering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been adhering
you will have been adhering
he/she/it will have been adhering
we will have been adhering
you will have been adhering
they will have been adhering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been adhering
you had been adhering
he/she/it had been adhering
we had been adhering
you had been adhering
they had been adhering
Conditional
I would adhere
you would adhere
he/she/it would adhere
we would adhere
you would adhere
they would adhere
Past Conditional
I would have adhered
you would have adhered
he/she/it would have adhered
we would have adhered
you would have adhered
they would have adhered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.adhere - be compatible or in accordance withadhere - be compatible or in accordance with; "You must adhere to the rules"
correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
2.adhere - follow through or carry out a plan without deviationadhere - follow through or carry out a plan without deviation; "They adhered to their plan"
follow out, follow up, put through, carry out, follow through, implement, go through - pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue; "Did he go through with the treatment?"; "He implemented a new economic plan"; "She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal"
3.adhere - come or be in close contact withadhere - 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"
adjoin, contact, touch, meet - be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
mold - fit tightly, follow the contours of; "The dress molds her beautiful figure"
conglutinate - stick together; "the edges of the wound conglutinated"
agglutinate - clump together; as of bacteria, red blood cells, etc.
bind, bond, hold fast, stick to, stick, adhere - stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
stick - fasten with an adhesive material like glue; "stick the poster onto the wall"
4.adhere - be a devoted follower or supporteradhere - be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles"
adopt, espouse, follow - choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
5.adhere - be loyal toadhere - be loyal to; "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"; "The friends stuck together through the war"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
6.adhere - stick to firmlyadhere - stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
bind - form a chemical bond with; "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
cling, cohere, adhere, cleave, stick - 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"
attach - become attached; "The spider's thread attached to the window sill"

adhere

verb
1. To hold fast:
2. To act in conformity with:
Idiom: toe the line.
Translations
يُخْلِص، يَلْتَزِميَلْتَصِق
lepit selpětzachovávat
fæstneholde fast iklæbe
kiinnittyätarttua
ragad
halda fast viîtolla, loîa viî
laikymasisliptipasekėjas
pieliptstingri ievērot
bağlı kalmakyapışmak

adhere

[ədˈhɪəʳ] VI (= stick) → adherirse, pegarse (to a)
adhere to VI + PREP (= observe) [+ party, policy] → adherirse a; [+ rule] → observar; (= stand by) [+ belief] → aferrarse a; (= fulfil) [+ promise] → cumplir

adhere

[ədˈhɪər] vi
(= uphold, respect) to adhere to sth [+ rule, decision] → se tenir à qch; [+ opinion, belief, principles] → adhérer à qch
(= stick) to adhere to sth → adhérer à qch

adhere

vi (→ an +dat) (= stick)haften; (more firmly) → kleben

adhere

[ədˈhɪəʳ] vi to adhere to (surface, party, policy) → aderire a; (belief) → rimanere fedele a; (promise) → mantenere; (rule, decision) → attenersi a, seguire

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.
References in classic literature ?
The State, having thus learned that I did not wish to be regarded as a member of that church, has never made a like demand on me since; though it said that it must adhere to its original presumption that time.
It does not adhere to him when asleep or in anger, or aroused by any passion or inspiration.
said Isabella, calling up her dignity, and disdaining to struggle from the tight grasp that held her, 'I'd thank you to adhere to the truth and not slander me, even in joke
It was evident, from the manner in which she held her course, that she was going to some fixed destination; and this, and her keeping in the busy streets, and I suppose the strange fascination in the secrecy and mystery of so following anyone, made me adhere to my first purpose.
To whom these most adhere, Hee rules a moment; CHAOS Umpire sits, And by decision more imbroiles the fray By which he Reigns: next him high Arbiter CHANCE governs all.
However, many of the most learned and wise adhere to the new scheme of expressing themselves by things; which has only this inconvenience attending it, that if a man's business be very great, and of various kinds, he must be obliged, in proportion, to carry a greater bundle of things upon his back, unless he can afford one or two strong servants to attend him.
Adhere to them with inflexible resolution, as to the horns of the altar; instil them with unwearied perseverance into the minds of your children; bind your souls and theirs to the national Union as the chords of life are centred in the heart, and you shall soar with rapid and steady wing to the summit of human glory.
My second maxim was to be as firm and resolute in my actions as I was able, and not to adhere less steadfastly to the most doubtful opinions, when once adopted, than if they had been highly certain; imitating in this the example of travelers who, when they have lost their way in a forest, ought not to wander from side to side, far less remain in one place, but proceed constantly towards the same side in as straight a line as possible, without changing their direction for slight reasons, although perhaps it might be chance alone which at first determined the selection; for in this way, if they do not exactly reach the point they desire, they will come at least in the end to some place that will probably be preferable to the middle of a forest.
But if we are unwilling to be placed in this perilous situation; if we still will adhere to the design of a national government, or, which is the same thing, of a superintending power, under the direction of a common council, we must resolve to incorporate into our plan those ingredients which may be considered as forming the characteristic difference between a league and a government; we must extend the authority of the Union to the persons of the citizens, -- the only proper objects of government.
But it was not sufficient," say the adversaries of the proposed Constitution, "for the convention to adhere to the republican form.
These insects adhere to one another sometimes for several leagues.
I am quite aware that my friend Wilmore is peculiar, but he is sincere, and as rich as a gold-mine, consequently, he may indulge his eccentricities without any fear of their ruining him, and I have promised to adhere to his instructions.