|1.||[ verb ] be compatible or in accordance with|
"You must adhere to the rules"
|2.||[ verb ] follow through or carry out a plan without deviation|
"They adhered to their plan"
|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"
|5.||[ verb ] be a devoted follower or supporter|
"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|