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Definition of ADHERE

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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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     3. To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree. "Nor time nor place did then adhere." "Every thing adheres together." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: To attach; stick; cleave; cling; hold
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "adhere":
     agglomerate, bunch, clasp, cleave, clinch, cling, cling to, clot, cluster, coagulate, cohere, combine, come together, communicate, congeal, conglomerate, connect, converge, embrace, freeze to, grasp, grow together, hang on, hang together, hold, hold on, hold together, hug, intercommunicate, join, knit, link, mass, meet, merge, persist, set, solidify, stay, stay put, stick, stick together, take hold of, unite


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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