adhere adhere  /əd ˈhɪr/


  1. (v) follow through or carry out a plan without deviation
  2. (v) stick to firmly
  3. (v) be compatible or in accordance with
  4. (v) be a devoted follower or supporter
  5. (v) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
  6. (v) be loyal to


Derived Word(s)


  1. The stench of burning bodies will adhere to you; this is no movie for kids.
  2. The biggest problem has been dealing with the Soviet ministries, which still adhere to rigid regulations in doling out precious supplies.
  3. Although my family was not fanatically religious, we did adhere very closely to the Muslim faith.


  1. Speaker Boehner: I’m not for a comprehensive immigration solution

    Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he will adhere to the “Hastert Rule” on immigration reform. Read more...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Hill

  2. Cristiano Ronaldo Should Wait 18 Months Before Manchester United Return

    Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been told to wait 18 months before negotiating a prospective return to English Premier League powerhouse Manchester United. It is a move that makes sense for Ronaldo and United, and advice that he should adhere to. The Independent's Ian Herbert and Pete Jenson recently broke news of this development, and although the Red Devils aren't ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Firm58 Announces New Compliance & Surveillance Solution For Broker Dealers

    Firm58, Inc, an independent financial management software company, introduced today its new Compliance & Surveillance solution for Equity and Option Broker Dealers. This new solution assists Compliance Officers and Senior Management adhere to regulatory guidelines by identifying suspicious trading behavior and patterns via an online dashboard.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "We must adhere to our values as diligently as we protect our safety with no exceptions," Mr. Obama said.
    on Jan 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "We expect the United States to adhere to its international obligations," Harper said. "I can't emphasize how important it is that we do that."
    on Feb 19, 2009 By: Stephen Harper Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Let's say I believe firmly in Ronald Reagan's 11th commandment: Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican," Cheney said. "But it's very hard sometimes to adhere to that where Chuck Hagel is involved."
    on Jan 28, 2007 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: Washington Post

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