adheres

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Adhere \Ad*here"\, verb (used without an object) [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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

adhere

verb

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}, {adhere}, {stick}, {cohere}]

4: be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles" [syn: {adhere}, {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}, {adhere}]

6: stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?" [syn: {adhere}, {hold fast}, {bond}, {bind}, {stick}, {stick to}]


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