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adhere

ad·here

adhere

 
 
pronunciation:
aed hir
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: adhered, adheres, adhering
definition 1: to stick or cling firmly, as by gluing (usu. fol. by to).
The dust adhered to her skin.
synonyms:
cleave, cling, stick
similar words:
agglutinate, attach, bind, cement, coalesce, cohere, fasten, glue, join
definition 2: to follow or hold to closely (usu. fol. by to).
You'll get into trouble if you don't adhere to the rules.I adhered to the recipe this time, but the dish is still too salty.Despite persecution, they adhered to their religion.
synonyms:
abide by, comply with, follow, observe, stick
antonyms:
ignore
similar words:
acknowledge, heed, mind, obey, respect
definition 3: to maintain loyalty or support (usu. fol. by to).
Many of the nobles adhered to the deposed king.
synonyms:
cleave, stick by
similar words:
cling, hold, stick
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derivation: adherer (n.)
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