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Definition of the verb adhere

What does adhere mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: adhered | adhering | adheres

  1. be compatible or in accordance with
  2. follow through or carry out a plan without deviation
  3. come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Theme - concrete object, plural] [Verb] togetherThe child and her mother clung together
      [Theme 1 - concrete object] [Verb] to / with [Theme 2]The child clung to her mother

      Verbs of Combining and Attaching (with the same syntax): cleave, cling.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of adhere: cleave / cling / cohere / stick
    • more generic words: adjoin / contact / meet / touch = be in direct physical contact with
    • more specific words:
    • entailment: attach = become attached
  4. be a devoted follower or supporter
    • example: The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of adhere: stick
    • more generic words: adopt / espouse / follow = choose and follow
  5. be loyal to
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of adhere: stand by / stick / stick by
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
  6. stick to firmly
    • example: Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of adhere: bind / bond / hold fast / stick / stick to
    • more generic word: attach = become attached
    • more specific word: bind = form a chemical bond with

Alternative definition of the verb adhere


  1. [intransitive] To stick fast or cleave, as a glutinous substance does; to become joined or united; as, wax to the finger; the lungs sometimes adhere to the pleura.
  2. [intransitive] To hold, be attached, or devoted; to remain fixed, either by personal union or conformity of faith, principle, or opinion; as, men adhere to a party, a cause, a leader, a church.
  3. [intransitive] To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree.


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Google previewHIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention in India (2004)

Modeling the Costs and Consequences by A. Mead Over

ADHERE is a national capacity-building program that helps patients in unstructured and structured care adhere to therapy. It would provide information, education, and communication; training; laboratory strengthening; and subsidies for ...

Google previewPrivate Law and the Rule of Law (2014)

by Lisa M Austin, Dennis Klimchuk

Identifying the specific content of the minimal core to which private law pluralism must adhere is a significant task that cannot be undertaken here. For our purposes, it is enough to indicate that this core must be located around the maxim of ...

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

manner; it will immediately adhere on being pressed by the cotton ball, and before the size is become perfectly dry, those parts Which are intended to be the most brilliant are to be carefully burnished with agate or dog's-tooth. In order to save ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Indo-European Culture (1997)

by Douglas Q. Adams

Occupation and Commerce Quantity and Number Religion and Comparative Mythology Sense Perception Social and Political Relations Spatial Relations Speech Time Vegetation and Agriculture Warfare Able Accomplish Adhere ( Adhere; ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

ADHERE. , "To fear God that 15 wisdom; that is, 19 the proper ami adequate wisdom suitable to Imuran nature, anil to the condition of mankind. Halts Contemplations. Ideas can be no further the ideas of any mind, than that mind has (ur may ...

Google previewSinhalese English Dictionary (1982)

by B. Clough

to adhere to, to stick to, to be attached to, to love. , Eluma, s. desire, longing, attachment. , Elenawd, v. to adhere to, to stick to; to be attached to, to love: pret. {figcaa elund. , Ele, a, side ...

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Usage statistics about adhere

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I admit that Post-it note sheets that adhere to virtually any surface are now my substitute of choice for retention. (Candice Bergen)
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Scrabble value of A1D2H4E1R1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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