Definition of Adhere in English :

Define Adhere in English

Adhere meaning in English

Meaning of Adhere in English

Pronunciation of Adhere in English

Adhere pronunciation in English

Pronounce Adhere in English


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1. adhere

be compatible or in accordance with

Example Sentences:
'You must adhere to the rules'

2. adhere

follow through or carry out a plan without deviation

Example Sentences:
'They adhered to their plan'

3. adhere, cleave, cling, cohere, stick

come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation

Example Sentences:
'The dress clings to her body'
'The label stuck to the box'
'The sushi rice grains cohere'

4. adhere, stick

be a devoted follower or supporter

Example Sentences:
'The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism'
'She sticks to her principles'

5. adhere, stand by, stick, stick by

be loyal to

Example Sentences:
'She stood by her husband in times of trouble'
'The friends stuck together through the war'

6. adhere, bind, bond, hold fast, stick, stick to

stick to firmly

Example Sentences:
'Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of adhere
verb (intransitive)
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

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see synonyms of adhere
verb intransitiveWord forms: adˈhered or adˈhering
to stick fast; stay attached
to stay firm in supporting or approving
to adhere to a leader, to adhere to a plan

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of adhere
v. ad·hered, ad·her·ing, ad·heres
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.
To cause to adhere; make stick.

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