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Verb: adhere  ad'heer or ud'heer
  1. Be compatible or in accordance with
    "You must adhere to the rules"
     
  2. Follow through or carry out a plan without deviation
    "They adhered to their plan"
     
  3. Come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
    "The dress adheres to her body";
    - cling, cleave, stick, cohere
     
  4. Be a devoted follower or supporter
    "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism";
    - stick
     
  5. Be loyal to
    - stand by, stick by, stick
     
  6. Remain stuck to; keep in place
    "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?";
    - hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to

Derived forms: adhering, adhered, adheres

Type of: adjoin, adopt, agree, attach, be, carry out, check, contact, correspond, espouse, fit, follow, follow out, follow through, follow up, gibe, go through, implement, jibe, marry, marry up, match, meet, put through, tally, touch

Encyclopedia: Adhere