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[v] follow through or carry out a plan without deviation; "They adhered to their plan"
[v] 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"
[v] stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
[v] be loyal to; "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"
[v] be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"
[v] be compatible or in accordance with; "You must adhere to the rules"

Misc. Definitions

\Ad*here"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Adhered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adhering}.] [L. adhaerere, adhaesum; ad + haerere to stick: cf. F. adh['e]rer. See {Aghast}.]
1. 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. 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. To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree. ``Nor time nor place did then adhere.'' ``Every thing adheres together.'' --Shak. Syn: To attach; stick; cleave; cling; hold

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