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ADHERE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does adhere mean? 

ADHERE (verb)
  The verb ADHERE has 6 senses:

1. be compatible or in accordance with
2. follow through or carry out a plan without deviation
3. come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
4. be a devoted follower or supporter
5. be loyal to
6. stick to firmly

  Familiarity information: ADHERE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADHERE (verb)


Sense 1adhere [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be compatible or in accordance with

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

You must adhere to the rules

Hypernyms (to "adhere" is one way to...):

agree; check; correspond; fit; gibe; jibe; match; tally (be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2adhere [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Follow through or carry out a plan without deviation

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

They adhered to their plan

Hypernyms (to "adhere" is one way to...):

carry out; follow out; follow through; follow up; go through; implement; put through (pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3adhere [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

cling; cohere; adhere; cleave; stick

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "adhere" is one way to...):

adjoin; contact; meet; touch (be in direct physical contact with; make contact)

"Adhere" entails doing...:

attach (become attached)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "adhere"):

mold (fit tightly, follow the contours of)

conglutinate (stick together)

agglutinate (clump together; as of bacteria, red blood cells, etc.)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 4adhere [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be a devoted follower or supporter

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

adhere; stick

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "adhere" is one way to...):

adopt; espouse; follow (choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 5adhere [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be loyal to

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

stick by; stand by; adhere; stick

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "adhere" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 6adhere [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stick to firmly

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

stick to; hold fast; bond; bind; stick; adhere

Context example:

Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?

Hypernyms (to "adhere" is one way to...):

attach (become attached)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "adhere"):

bind (form a chemical bond with)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


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