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adhere

[ ad-heer ]
/ 忙d藞h瑟蓹r /
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verb (used without object), ad路hered, ad路her路ing.
to stay attached; stick fast; cleave; cling (usually followed by to): The mud adhered to his shoes.
Physics. (of two or more dissimilar substances) to be united by a molecular force acting in the area of contact.
to be devoted in support or allegiance; be attached as a follower or upholder (usually followed by to): to adhere to a party.
to hold closely or firmly (usually followed by to): to adhere to a plan.
Obsolete. to be consistent.
verb (used with object), ad路hered, ad路her路ing.
to cause to adhere; make stick: Glue will adhere the tiles to the wallboard.
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Origin of adhere

First recorded in 1590鈥1600; from Medieval Latin adh膿r膿re for Latin adhaer膿re (ad-ad- + haer膿re 鈥渢o stick, cling鈥), perhaps via Middle French adh茅rer

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1. See stick2.

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British Dictionary definitions for adhere

adhere
/ (蓹d藞h瑟蓹) /

verb (intr)
(usually foll by to) to stick or hold fast
(foll by to) to be devoted (to a political party, cause, religion, etc); be a follower (of)
(foll by to) to follow closely or exactlyadhere to the rules

Derived forms of adhere

adherence, noun

Word Origin for adhere

C16: via Medieval Latin adh膿r膿re from Latin adhaer膿re to stick to

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