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adherent

[ ad-heer-uhnt, -her- ]
/ ædˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr- /
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noun
a person who follows or upholds a leader, cause, etc.; supporter; follower.
adjective
sticking; clinging; adhering: an adherent substance.
bound by contract or other formal agreement: the nations adherent to the Geneva Convention.
Biology. adnate.
Grammar. standing before and modifying a noun; attributive.
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Origin of adherent

1350–1400; Middle English <Medieval Latin adhērent- for Latin adhaerent- (stem of adhaerēns, present participle of adhaerēre ). See adhere, -ent

synonym study for adherent

1. See follower.

OTHER WORDS FROM adherent

ad·her·ent·ly, adverbnon·ad·her·ent, adjective, nounpre·ad·her·ent, adjectivepre·ad·her·ent·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH adherent

adherence, adherents , adhesion
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British Dictionary definitions for adherent

adherent
/ (ədˈhɪərənt) /

noun
(usually foll by of) a supporter or follower
adjective
sticking, holding fast, or attached
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