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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 ?
He gathered quite a following of lads interested in the exhibition; and one that had cut his finger and had been a centre of fascination and homage up to this time, now found himself sud- denly without an adherent, and shorn of his glory.
He returns, in fine, to punish as a rebel every adherent of his brother Prince John.
Her father, however, delighted with his new acquaintance, mounted his newly purchased horse, and followed in the train of the captain, to whom he continued to be a faithful and useful adherent during his sojourn in the neighborhood.
His favor with Tamahmaah, never declined; and when that sagacious, intrepid, and aspiring chieftain had made himself sovereign over the whole group of islands, and removed his residence to Woahoo, he left his faithful adherent John Young in command of Owyhee.
But it is full of indignation to-night after undergoing the ordeal of consigning to the tomb the remains of a faithful, a zealous, a devoted adherent.
Sprague, the rugged and weighty, was, as every one had foreseen, an adherent of Mr.
I may add, as an instance of this, and of a striking case of correlation, that I have recently observed in some garden pelargoniums, that the central flower of the truss often loses the patches of darker colour in the two upper petals; and that when this occurs, the adherent nectary is quite aborted; when the colour is absent from only one of the two upper petals, the nectary is only much shortened.
The gentleman with the gray whiskers was obviously an inveterate adherent of serfdom and a devoted agriculturist, who had lived all his life in the country.
This old reprobate was one of the sufferers when Cotton Mather, and his brother ministers, and the learned judges, and other wise men, and Sir William Phipps, the sagacious governor, made such laudable efforts to weaken the great enemy of souls, by sending a multitude of his adherents up the rocky pathway of Gallows Hill.
It numbered thirty million of adherents, and it cast eight million votes.
The advocates of the tinder-box-and-pedlar view considered the other side a muddle-headed and credulous set, who, because they themselves were wall-eyed, supposed everybody else to have the same blank outlook; and the adherents of the inexplicable more than hinted that their antagonists were animals inclined to crow before they had found any corn--mere skimming-dishes in point of depth--whose clear-sightedness consisted in supposing there was nothing behind a barn-door because they couldn't see through it; so that, though their controversy did not serve to elicit the fact concerning the robbery, it elicited some true opinions of collateral importance.
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.