What does adhere mean?

adhere meaning in General Dictionary

To stick quickly or cleave as a glutinous compound does in order to become joined or united as wax into the finger the lungs often stay glued to the pleura

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  • be a passionate follower or supporter
  • be compatible or in accordance with
  • be dedicated to
  • follow securely
  • arrive or perhaps in close contact with; stick or hold collectively and withstand split
  • follow through or perform a strategy without deviation
  • To stick quickly or cleave, as a glutinous material does; to become joined or united; as, wax toward hand; the lung area sometimes stick to the pleura.
  • to carry, be attached, or dedicated; to keep fixed, either by personal union or conformity of belief, principle, or viewpoint; as, males abide by an event, an underlying cause, a leader, a church.
  • become constant or coherent; to stay accordance; to agree.

adhere meaning in Urban Dictionary

to stick to some thing, whether through loyalty, after principles, and/or utilization of an adhesive.


adhere meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1590s, from Middle French adh


adhere meaning in General Dictionary

(v. i.) to stay fast or cleave, as a glutinous material does; to become joined or united; as, wax on hand; the lungs occasionally follow the pleura.

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  • (v. i.) to keep, be affixed, or committed; to keep fixed, either by personal union or conformity of trust, principle, or opinion; as, males stick to a party, a cause, a leader, a church.
  • (v. i.) To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree.

Sentence Examples with the word adhere

Only after a promise to adhere to her commitment did Howie feel comfortable with Betsy making the call.

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