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 adhered
Make like the legendary Kitty Carlisle Hart, who adhered to a daily ritual.
I wondered if they had known about the worshipful attitude that once adhered to men like themselves, and mourned its absence.
West, 33, has only dabbled in the business world, but when his activities have adhered to this strategy they have been successful.
He added that last year, crunch year, had not adhered to this pattern.
In addition to its racial politics, the South also adhered to a very old-fashioned system of gender roles.
He was usually reserved, and with strangers he adhered to the weather or to passing events.Clara Hopgood|Mark Rutherford
If, however, the new hour is adhered to, the stomach soon learns to adapt itself to the change.Nervous Breakdowns and How to Avoid Them|Charles David Musgrove
He stamped on the porch and flapped his arms to remove the generous covering of snow that had adhered to him.The Day of the Beast|Zane Grey
Faithful to the very brink of misfortune, he ever adhered unswervingly until the dawning of the evil days.Political Women, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Sutherland Menzies
They drank the new bottle, shook hands, adhered to custom, and parted on opposite routes.The Cloister and the Hearth|Charles Reade
Word Origin 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.