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adherent

ad·her·ent

adherent

 
 
pronunciation:
aed hi rnt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who supports or follows a person, party, principle, or the like (usu. fol. by of).
The new faith quickly gathered adherents.Bach was an adherent of Lutheranism.
synonyms:
disciple, follower, partisan, supporter
antonyms:
dissenter, opponent, renegade
similar words:
acolyte, advocate, backer, champion, devotee, fan, patron, pupil, rotary, student
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: attached or clinging.
The bandage had become adherent to the wound.
synonyms:
attached, clinging, tenacious
antonyms:
loose
similar words:
gummy, sticky, viscous
definition 2: in botany, growing or having grown together.
adherent leaves
antonyms:
split
similar words:
coalesced, fused, merged
derivation: adherently (adv.)
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