definition 1: to stick or cling firmly, as by gluing (usually followed by “to”).
example: The dust adhered to her skin.
definition 2: to follow or hold to closely (usually followed by “to”).
example: You’ll get into trouble if you don’t adhere to the rules.
example: I adhered to the recipe this time, but the dish is still too salty.
example: Despite persecution, they adhered to their religion.
definition 3: to maintain loyalty or support (usually followed by “to”).
example: Many of the nobles adhered to the deposed king.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the intransitive verb adhere (definition 2)
ADVERB + adhere: strongly ~ , firmly ~ , faithfully ~ , steadfastly ~ , strictly ~ , consistently ~ , stubbornly ~ , rigidly ~ , fully ~ , carefully ~ , scrupulously ~ , nominally ~
adhere + to + NOUN: ~ rule, ~ regulation, ~ protocol, ~ policy, ~ regimen, ~ curriculum, ~ routine, ~ convention, ~ custom, ~ tradition, ~ belief, ~ philosophy, ~ religion, ~ faith, ~ values, ~ principles, ~ code, ~ agreement, ~ treaty, ~ deadline, ~ schedule, ~ guidelines