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Definition of 'adhere'


  1. be compatible or in accordance with; "You must adhere to the rules"
  2. follow through or carry out a plan without deviation; "They adhered to their plan"
  3. come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"
       Synonyms: cling cleave stick cohere
  4. be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles"
       Synonyms: stick
  5. be loyal to; "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"; "The friends stuck together through the war"
       Synonyms: stand by stick by stick
  6. stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
       Synonyms: hold fast bond bind stick stick to

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