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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 ?
It bears the creature which secretes it without its adhering to it.
His best, if not his only reason, for adhering to the party of Brian de Bois-Guilbert, Athelstane had the prudence to keep to himself.
When a duck suddenly emerges from a pond covered with duck-weed, I have twice seen these little plants adhering to its back; and it has happened to me, in removing a little duck-weed from one aquarium to another, that I have quite unintentionally stocked the one with fresh-water shells from the other.
The first was to obey the laws and customs of my country, adhering firmly to the faith in which, by the grace of God, I had been educated from my childhood and regulating my conduct in every other matter according to the most moderate opinions, and the farthest removed from extremes, which should happen to be adopted in practice with general consent of the most judicious of those among whom I might be living.
Some gamesome wights will tell you that they have to plant weeds there, they don't grow naturally; that they import Canada thistles; that they have to send beyond seas for a spile to stop a leak in an oil cask; that pieces of wood in Nantucket are carried about like bits of the true cross in Rome; that people there plant toadstools before their houses, to get under the shade in summer time; that one blade of grass makes an oasis, three blades in a day's walk a prairie; that they wear quicksand shoes, something like Laplander snowshoes; that they are so shut up, belted about, every way inclosed, surrounded, and made an utter island of by the ocean, that to their very chairs and tables small clams will sometimes be found adhering, as to the backs of sea turtles.
Plum-pudding is the term bestowed upon certain fragmentary parts of the whale's flesh, here and there adhering to the blanket of blubber, and often participating to a considerable degree in its unctuousness.
We might say, adhering to the standpoint of physics, that two aspects of different things belong to the same perspective when they are in the same place.
He maintained that accidents can be avoided by adhering to the traffic laws.
In a statement sent by the Ministry of Interior, authorities said adhering to each country's traffic laws will help prevent accidents and legal trouble for UAE residents.
the final recipients of the supplies covered by this framework agreement and the contracts concluded derivatives thereof are local entities of the province adhered to the central contracting and derivative contracts awarded its first energy framework agreement and 2013-1014 burgos provincial council itself and the entities that during the term hereof adhere to the agreement, as well as instrumental bodies and dependents of those recipients if the states adhering to the central societies.
Nearly 80 percent of heart attacks in men could be prevented by adhering to a combination of healthful lifestyle behaviors, suggests a study published Sept.
The second closing means and the second impact means are structured and dimensioned such that an adhering bond between them when the diaper is closed is only released by a force that is larger than an adhering bonding force between the first closing means and the first impact means.