adhere

adhere
verb (adhered; adhering) Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French adhérer, from Latin adhaerēre, from ad- + haerēre to stick Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to give support or maintain loyalty 2. obsolete accord 3 3. to hold fast or stick by or as if by gluing, suction, grasping, or fusing 4. to bind oneself to observance <
adhere to the rules
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transitive verb to cause to stick fast Synonyms: see stick

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  • Adhere — Ad*here , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Adhered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adhering}.] [L. adhaerere, adhaesum; ad + haerere to stick: cf. F. adh[ e]rer. See {Aghast}.] 1. To stick fast or cleave, as a glutinous substance does; to become joined or united; as, wax …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adhere — I (fasten) verb agglutinate, anchor, attach, band together, cement, clamp, clasp, cling to, coalesce, cohere, compound, fuse, glue, hold fast, hold firmly, inhaerere, join, latch, secure, stick to, stick together, tighten, unite II (maintain… …   Law dictionary

  • adhere — ad‧here [ədˈhɪə ǁ ˈhɪr] verb adhere to something phrasal verb to behave according to a rule, agreement etc: • Now companies must adhere to stricter guidelines on the disposal of toxic waste. adherence noun [uncountable] : • Aid to these countries …   Financial and business terms

  • adhere — [ad hir′, ədhir′] vi. adhered, adhering [L adhaerere < ad , to + haerere, to stick] 1. to stick fast; stay attached 2. to stay firm in supporting or approving [to adhere to a leader, to adhere to a plan] SYN. STICK adherer n …   English World dictionary

  • adhere — [v1] conform to or follow rules exactly abide by, be attached, be constant, be devoted, be devoted to, be faithful, be loyal, be true, cleave to, comply, follow, fulfill, heed, keep, maintain, mind, obey, observe, practice, respect, stand by,… …   New thesaurus

  • adhere — ► VERB (adhere to) 1) stick fast to. 2) remain faithful to. DERIVATIVES adherence noun. ORIGIN Latin adhaerere stick to …   English terms dictionary

  • adhere — (v.) 1590s, from M.Fr. adhérer (15c.) or directly from L. adhaerare to stick to (see ADHERENT (Cf. adherent)). Originally often of persons, to cleave to a leader, cause, party, etc. (Cf. adherent, still often used in this sense). Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • adhere — *stick, cohere, cling, cleave Analogous words: *fasten, attach, affix: unite, link, combine, *join Contrasted words: *separate, part, sever, divide: *detach, disengage: disunite, disjoin (see affirmative verbs at …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • adhere — v. 1) to adhere closely, doggedly, strictly, stubbornly, tenaciously 2) (d; intr.) to adhere to (to adhere strictly to a plan) * * * [əd hɪə] doggedly strictly stubbornly tenaciously to adhere closely (d; intr.) to adhere to (to adhere strictly… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • adhere — /ədˈhɪə / (say uhd hear) verb (i) (adhered, adhering) 1. (sometimes followed by to) to stick fast; cleave; cling. –phrase 2. adhere to, a. to be devoted to; be attached to as a follower or upholder: to adhere to a party; to adhere to a leader; to …   Australian English dictionary

  • adhere — ad|here [ədˈhıə US ˈhır] v [i]formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: adhaerere, from ad to + haerere to stick ] to stick firmly to something adhere to ▪ The eggs of these fish adhere to plant leaves. adhere to [adhere to sth] phr v to continue …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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