1. [ verb ] be compatible or in accordance with
Synonyms: comply accede

"You must adhere to the rules"

Related terms: match
2. [ verb ] follow through or carry out a plan without deviation

"They adhered to their plan"

Related terms: follow_through
3. [ verb ] come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
Synonyms: cling cohere cleave stick

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

Related terms: touch mold conglutinate agglutinate stick coherence adhesiveness attach
4. [ verb ] be loyal to
Synonyms: stick_to stick_with stick_by stick stand_by

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

Related terms: be
5. [ verb ] be a devoted follower or supporter
Synonyms: stick

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

Related terms: adopt attachment
6. [ verb ] stick to firmly
Synonyms: bind stick_to stick bond hold_fast

"Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"

Related terms: attach bind cling attachment adhesiveness gummed_label fastener
Similar spelling:   Ader