adhere[ad hir′, əd-]
- The definition of adhere means to stick to something, either literally or figuratively.
- An example of something that adheres is Scotch Tape.
- An example of adhere is to remain true to your belief.
verbad·hered, ad·her·ing, ad·heres
- To stick fast to something; stay attached: Glue makes the wallpaper adhere to the wall.
- To remain devoted to or be in support of something: adhered to her beliefs.
- To carry out a plan, scheme, or operation without deviation: We will adhere to our plan.
To cause to adhere; make stick.
Origin of adhereFrench adhérer, from Latin adhaerēre, to stick to : ad-, ad- + haerēre, to stick.
(third-person singular simple present adheres, present participle adhering, simple past and past participle adhered)
- (intransitive) To stick fast or cleave, as a glutinous substance does; to become joined or united; as, wax to the finger; the lungs sometimes adhere to the pleura.
- (intransitive) To hold, be attached, or devoted; to remain fixed, either by personal union or conformity of faith, principle, or opinion; as, men adhere to a party, a cause, a leader, a church.
- (intransitive) To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree.