Definition of adhere:
- To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree.
- 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.
- 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.
pose, mystify, baffle, stand by, stay, obligate, hold fast, stick about, stick to, truss, puzzle, stay put, constipate, beat, glue, tape, abide by, lodge, stick around, vex, oblige, accede, flummox, stick by, sting, mind, perplex, cling, hew, gravel, draw together, cohere, tie up, same, bewilder, stick with, get, bring together, bandage, cleave, follow, stick, carry out, paste, rive, split, cleave to, hang, dumbfound, deposit, amaze, tie, stupefy, nonplus, cement, tie down, wedge.
- cohere (part of speech: verb)
- comply (part of speech: verb)
- attach (part of speech: verb)
- conform (part of speech: verb)
- join (part of speech: verb)
- grip (part of speech: verb)
Wilmot was deeply embarrassed, but he determined to adhere to the instructions of the secretary of state, whose distance prevented his perceiving the hopelessness of his project until that discovery was unavailing.- "The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)", John West.
- "Christian Mysticism", William Ralph Inge.
- "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.