adhere (v.)

  1. be compatible or in accordance with; You must adhere to the rules'

  2. follow through or carry out a plan without deviation; They adhered to their plan'

  3. come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; The dress clings to her body; The label stuck to the box; The sushi rice grains cohere

    [ Syn: cling , cleave , stick , cohere ]

  4. be a devoted follower or supporter; The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism; She sticks to her principles

    [ Syn: stick ]

  5. be loyal to; She stood by her husband in times of trouble; The friends stuck together through the war

    [ Syn: stand by , stick by , stick ]

  6. stick to firmly; Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?

    [ Syn: hold fast , bond , bind , stick , stick to ]

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