Adhere Definition

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adhered, adheres, adhering
To stick fast to something; stay attached.
Glue makes the wallpaper adhere to the wall.
American Heritage
To stick fast; stay attached.
Webster's New World
To remain devoted to or be in support of something.
Adhered to her beliefs.
American Heritage
To stay firm in supporting or approving.
To adhere to a leader, to adhere to a plan.
Webster's New World
To carry out a plan, scheme, or operation without deviation.
We will adhere to our plan.
American Heritage

Origin of Adhere

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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