Adhere - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ədˈhɪr|  American pronunciation of the word adhere
Brit.  |ədˈhɪə|  British pronunciation of the word adhere


- be compatible or in accordance with
- follow through or carry out a plan without deviation
- come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation (syn: cleave, cling, cohere, stick)
- be a devoted follower or supporter(syn: stick)
- be loyal to (syn: stick)
- stick to firmly(syn: bind, bond, stick)


The stamp failed to adhere.

...everyone started calling her “Cookie” when she was little and the name adhered...

These labels do not adhere well.

The fragments of snow that adhered to the staff.

The eggs of these fish adhere to plant leaves.

These people, with few exceptions, adhered to the Church of Rome.

You must adhere to the rules

They adhered to their plan

The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism

Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?

We adhere to the principle that everyone should be treated fairly.

To that opinion I shall always adhere.

fifthly, we must adhere to the rules set by the local government

Word forms

I/you/we/they: adhere
he/she/it: adheres
present participle: adhering
past tense: adhered
past participle: adhered
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