verb (used without object), ad·hered, ad·her·ing.
verb (used with object), ad·hered, ad·her·ing.
Origin of adhere
Examples from the Web for adhere
Saudi Arabia should adhere to the international treaties concerning freedom of speech.Wife of Jailed Saudi Blogger: My Husband Is a Victim of the Thought Police|Ensaf Haidar, Advancing Human Rights|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Michelle: With everything we do in this show we really try to adhere to what would be psychologically true with Alicia.‘The Good Wife’ Creators on the Premiere’s Big Cary Twist, Will’s Death, and More|Kevin Fallon|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Any distiller who cannot adhere to them may not label its whiskey as such.Hillbilly Heaven: The History of Small-Batch Bourbon|Dane Huckelbridge|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Our movement will adhere to a policy of tolerance unto national questions,” Yarosh declared to Din El.Can Ukraine Control Its Far Right Ultranationalists?|Oleg Shynkarenko|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
People returning home from prison struggle to reconnect with their families, find work and adhere to burdensome parole conditions.
Would they stand by "their order" in so far as to adhere to the cause of the gentry?Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. II (of II)|Edmund Downey
It has ever been noticed that the back of these pictures did not adhere to the walls—an excellent precaution against dampness.The Wonders of Pompeii|Marc Monnier
These muscles lie within the longitudinal muscles, and adhere pretty firmly to the coat (e, e, fig. 7) of the great ovarian sack.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2)|Charles Darwin
No little discipline was requisite to adhere to this resolution.Tracks of a Rolling Stone|Henry J. Coke
For this household was evidently one to adhere to old-fashioned customs.Dross|Henry Seton Merriman
British Dictionary definitions for adhere
Word Origin for adhere
Word Origin and History for adhere
1590s, from Middle French adhérer (15c.) or directly from Latin adhaerare "to stick to" (see adherent). Originally often of persons, "to cleave to a leader, cause, party, etc." (cf. adherent, still often used in this sense). Related: Adhered; adhering.