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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adhere  \Ad*here"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Adhered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Adhering}.]  [L.  adhaerere  adhaesum  ad  +  haerere  to 
  stick:  cf  F.  adh['e]rer.  See  {Aghast}.] 
  1.  To  stick  fast  or  cleave,  as  a  glutinous  substance  does  to 
  become  joined  or  united;  as  wax  to  the  finger;  the  lungs 
  sometimes  adhere  to  the  pleura. 
 
  2.  To  hold  be  attached,  or  devoted;  to  remain  fixed,  either 
  by  personal  union  or  conformity  of  faith,  principle,  or 
  opinion;  as  men  adhere  to  a  party,  a  cause  a  leader,  a 
  church. 
 
  3.  To  be  consistent  or  coherent;  to  be  in  accordance;  to 
  agree.  ``Nor  time  nor  place  did  then  adhere.''  ``Every 
  thing  adheres  together.''  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  attach;  stick;  cleave;  cling;  hold 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adhere 
  v  1:  be  compatible  or  in  accordance  with  "adhere  to  the  rules" 
  [syn:  {accede},  {comply}] 
  2:  follow  through  or  carry  out  a  plan  without  deviation;  "They 
  adhered  to  their  plan" 
  3:  come  or  be  in  close  contact  with  "The  dress  clings  to  her 
  body";  "The  shirt  stuck  to  the  athlete's  sweaty  chest" 
  [syn:  {cling},  {stick},  {cohere}] 
  4:  be  loyal  to  "She  stood  by  her  husband  in  times  of  trouble" 
  [syn:  {stand  by},  {stick  by},  {stick  to},  {stick  with}] 
  5:  stick  to  firmly;  "Will  this  wallpaper  adhere  to  the  wall?" 
  [syn:  {hold  fast},  {bond},  {bind},  {stick},  {stick  to}] 




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