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  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 adhere to — (something) to behave in a way demanded by an idea or rule. Housing groups that do not adhere to the new fire regulations may lose government money. He followed no specific religion, but adhered to the basic beliefs of Christianity. Related… …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 6 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 adhere to — I verb acknowledge, comply, conform, fulfill, have regard to, head, keep, make a practice of, obey, observe, pay attention to, pursue, regard, respect II index bear (tolerate), comply, conform, fulfill …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 adhere to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms adhere to : present tense I/you/we/they adhere to he/she/it adheres to present participle adhering to past tense adhered to past participle adhered to 1) adhere to something to obey a rule, law, agreement etc… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 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

  • 14 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

  • 15 adhere — ad|here [ əd hır ] verb intransitive FORMAL to stick to something: adhere to: It s the type of surface that paint doesn t adhere to very well. ad here to phrasal verb transitive adhere to something 1. ) to obey a rule, law, agreement, etc.: We… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 adhere — [[t]ædhɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] adheres, adhering, adhered 1) VERB If you adhere to a rule or agreement, you act in the way that it says you should. [V to n] All members of the association adhere to a strict code of practice... [V to n] She adhered to the… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 adhere — UK [ədˈhɪə(r)] / US [ədˈhɪr] verb [intransitive] Word forms adhere : present tense I/you/we/they adhere he/she/it adheres present participle adhering past tense adhered past participle adhered formal to stick to something adhere to: It s the sort …

    English dictionary

  • 18 adhere — adherable, adj. adherer, n. /ad hear /, v., adhered, adhering. v.i. 1. to stay attached; stick fast; cleave; cling (usually fol. by to): The mud adhered to his shoes. 2. Physics. (of two or more dissimilar substances) to be united by a molecular… …

    Universalium

  • 19 adhere — verb ADVERB ▪ properly (BrE), well ▪ The tiles may not adhere well if you do not use the correct glue. PREPOSITION ▪ to ▪ The glue would not adhere to the metal sur …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 adhere — verb formal (intransitive + to) to stick firmly to something adhere to sth phrasal verb (T) formal to continue to behave according to a particular rule, agreement, or belief: adhere to your principles | adhere to the regulations …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English