Definition of adhere :
1. To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree.
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 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.
mystify, hold fast, beat, tie down, cleave, puzzle, follow, tie, lodge, accede, abide by, sting, draw together, tie up, amaze, get, stick about, bandage, obligate, vex, flummox, stupefy, cleave to, pose, bring together, glue, stick by, stay, stay put, hang, perplex, nonplus, carry out, tape, baffle, cement, wedge, paste, split, rive, same, bewilder, stand by, gravel, hew, constipate, deposit, mind, stick with, stick to, stick around, dumbfound, truss, oblige
cohere (part of speech: verb)
comply (part of speech: verb)
cede, genuflect, submit, obey, surrender, cave, bend, defer, respect, accept, succumb, concur, fulfill, comply, agree, knuckle under, bow, observe, consent, capitulate, conform, yield, assent, acquiesce, kowtow
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.
- The genus inheres in the species, and the species in individuals, as an entity common to all and identical in each, an entity to which individual differences adhere as accidents. - "Christian Mysticism", William Ralph Inge.
- Business is a public trust and must adhere to national standards in the conduct of its affairs. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.