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Meaning & Definition of Adhere in English

English

Adhere

/ədhɪr/

verb

1. Be compatible or in accordance with

  • "You must adhere to the rules"
    synonym:
  • adhere

2. Follow through or carry out a plan without deviation

  • "They adhered to their plan"
    synonym:
  • adhere

3. Come or be in close contact with

  • Stick or hold together and resist separation
  • "The dress clings to her body"
  • "The label stuck to the box"
  • "The sushi rice grains cohere"
    synonym:
  • cling
  • ,
  • cleave
  • ,
  • adhere
  • ,
  • stick
  • ,
  • cohere

4. Be a devoted follower or supporter

  • "The residents of this village adhered to catholicism"
  • "She sticks to her principles"
    synonym:
  • adhere
  • ,
  • stick

5. Be loyal to

  • "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"
  • "The friends stuck together through the war"
    synonym:
  • stand by
  • ,
  • stick by
  • ,
  • stick
  • ,
  • adhere

6. Stick to firmly

  • "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
    synonym:
  • adhere
  • ,
  • hold fast
  • ,
  • bond
  • ,
  • bind
  • ,
  • stick
  • ,
  • stick to

Examples of using

I don't adhere to any particular political tendency.
Muslims adhere to the teaching of the prophet Mohammed.
Muslims adhere to the teaching of the prophet Mohammed.