Etymology
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adhere (v.)

1590s, from French adhérer "to stick, adhere" (15c., corrected from earlier aderer, 14c.) or directly from Latin adhaerare "to stick, cling to," from ad "to" (see ad-) + haerere "to stick" (see hesitation). Originally often of persons, "to cleave to a leader, cause, party, etc." (compare adherent (n.), which still often retains this sense). Related: Adhered; adhering.

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Definitions of adhere

adhere (v.)
be compatible or in accordance with;
You must adhere to the rules
adhere (v.)
follow through or carry out a plan without deviation;
They adhered to their plan
adhere (v.)
come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation;
Synonyms: cling / cleave / stick / cohere
adhere (v.)
be a devoted follower or supporter;
The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism
Synonyms: stick
adhere (v.)
be loyal to;
Synonyms: stand by / stick by / stick
adhere (v.)
stick to firmly;
Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?
Synonyms: hold fast / bond / bind / stick / stick to
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