Adhere meaning

ăd-hîr
To stick fast; stay attached.
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To stay firm in supporting or approving.

To adhere to a leader, to adhere to a plan.

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To carry out a plan, scheme, or operation without deviation.

We will adhere to our plan.

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(intransitive) To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree.
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(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.
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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.

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(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.
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To stick fast to something; stay attached.

Glue makes the wallpaper adhere to the wall.

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To remain devoted to or be in support of something.

Adhered to her beliefs.

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To cause to adhere; make stick.
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Origin of adhere

  • French adhérer from Latin adhaerēre to stick to ad- ad- haerēre to stick

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin adhaerere, adhaesum; ad (“to”) + haerere (“to stick”): compare French adhérer.

    From Wiktionary