adhere: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ad-hēr'), [key]
— v., -hered, -her•ing.
  1. to stay attached; stick fast; cleave; cling (usually fol. by to): The mud adhered to his shoes.
  2. (of two or more dissimilar substances) to be united by a molecular force acting in the area of contact.
  3. to be devoted in support or allegiance; be attached as a follower or upholder (usually fol. by to): to adhere to a party.
  4. to hold closely or firmly (usually fol. by to): to adhere to a plan.
  5. to be consistent.
  1. to cause to adhere; make stick: Glue will adhere the tiles to the wallboard.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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