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Definition 1: follow through or carry out a plan without deviation - [verb of change]

Samples where adhere or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They adhered to their plan

(adhere is a kind of ...) pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue

"Did he go through with the treatment?" "He implemented a new economic plan" "She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal"

Definition 2: stick to firmly - [verb of contact]

Samples where adhere or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?

Synonyms for adhere in the sense of this definition

(adhere is a kind of ...) become attached

"The spider's thread attached to the window sill"

(... is a kind of adhere ) form a chemical bond with

"The hydrogen binds the oxygen"

(adhere has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 3: come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation - [verb of contact]

Samples where adhere or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dress clings to her body
  • The label stuck to the box
  • The sushi rice grains cohere

Synonyms for adhere in the sense of this definition

(adhere is a kind of ...) be in direct physical contact with; make contact

"The two buildings touch" "Their hands touched" "The wire must not contact the metal cover" "The surfaces contact at this point"

(... is a kind of adhere ) fit tightly, follow the contours of

"The dress molds her beautiful figure"

(... is a kind of adhere ) stick together

"the edges of the wound conglutinated"

(... is a kind of adhere ) clump together; as of bacteria, red blood cells, etc.

(adhere implies ...) become attached

"The spider's thread attached to the window sill"

(adhere has a similar meaning as ...) stick to firmly

"Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"

(adhere has a similar meaning as ...) fasten with an adhesive material like glue

"stick the poster onto the wall"

Definition 4: be compatible or in accordance with - [verb of stative]

Samples where adhere or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You must adhere to the rules

(adhere is a kind of ...) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

"The two stories don't agree in many details" "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check" "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"

Definition 5: be loyal to - [verb of stative]

Samples where adhere or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She stood by her husband in times of trouble
  • The friends stuck together through the war

Synonyms for adhere in the sense of this definition

(adhere is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

Definition 6: be a devoted follower or supporter - [verb of stative]

Samples where adhere or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism
  • She sticks to her principles

Synonyms for adhere in the sense of this definition

(adhere is a kind of ...) choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans

"She followed the feminist movement" "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"

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