[ UK /ɐdhˈi‍ə/ ]
[ US /ədˈhɪɹ/ ]
  1. be compatible or in accordance with
    You must adhere to the rules
  2. be a devoted follower or supporter
    She sticks to her principles
    The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism
  3. come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
    The dress clings to her body
    The sushi rice grains cohere
    The label stuck to the box
  4. stick to firmly
    Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?
  5. be loyal to
    She stood by her husband in times of trouble
    The friends stuck together through the war
  6. follow through or carry out a plan without deviation
    They adhered to their plan
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How To Use adhere In A Sentence

  • People in no way adhere to regular social conventions online. Times, Sunday Times
  • Not only by the immense number of adherents that were won to his views during his lifetime, but also by the literary productions he left behind him, Tsong K'aba's influence has been great during the last five centuries of Tibetan history. With the Tibetans in Tent and Temple: Narrative of Four Years' Residence on the Tibetan Borders, and of a Journey into the Far Interior
  • Among the first generation, family relations adhered rather closely to the traditional Bulgarian model.
  • Despite first appearances, it adheres closely to Shakespeare's play.
  • The mud adhered to her shoes.
  • Acute cholecystitis may cause the gall bladder to adhere to the adjacent jejunum or duodenum.
  • Tough as steel in his adherence to principle, resilient, placable, self-less and generous beyond the dictates of fashion, steadfast in friendship, but not at the price of reason, he strides the world of mathematics a happy warrior.
  • He adheres to a self-styled"hacker ethic, "which justified any computer intrusion as long as the motive is pure.
  • He further concluded that these cadaverous particles could adhere to the hands of physicians and thus be transferred to the women, thereby transmitting puerperal fever.
  • Good programming practice guidelines state that you should adhere to a certain style when writing application code, and this guideline holds true for JavaScript as much as any other language.
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