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adhere

Legal Definition of adhere

Verb

(foll. by to)

  1. Behave according to (a rule, undertaking, etc.)

Definition of adhere

Alternative spellings

  • adhære (archaic)

Etymology

    Latin adhaerere, adhaesum; ad + haerere ("to stick"): compare French adhérer

Pronunciation

Verb

to adhere (third-person singular simple present adheres, present participle adhering, simple past and past participle adhered)

  1. (intransitive) 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. (intransitive) 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. (intransitive) To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree.

Related terms

  • adherent
  • adherence
  • cohere
  • inhere

Anagrams

  • Alphagram: adeehr
  • header
  • hedera

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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