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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).
We adhered to the rules.
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 king.
synonyms:
cleave, stick by
similar words:
cling, hold, stick
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derivation: adherer (n.)
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