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adhere

ad·here

adhere

 
 
pronunciation:
aed hir
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part of speech: verb
inflections: adhered, adheres, adhering
definition 1: to stick or cling firmly (usually followed by "to").
The bandage adhered to her skin.
synonyms:
cling, stick
similar words:
attach, cement, fasten, glue, join
definition 2: to obey or follow (usually followed by "to").
We adhered to the rules.
synonyms:
abide by, comply with, observe, stick
antonyms:
ignore
similar words:
acknowledge, heed, mind, obey, respect
derivation: adherer (n.)
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The word adhere contains the following parts:
ad- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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Originally a Latin preposition and prefix, ad- occurs in English in Latin loanwords. It has multiple forms, as the final 'd' sound in ad- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms: ac-, af-, ag-1, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-.
her, hes Latin root that means stick