adherent adherent  /əd ˈhɪ rənt/


  1. (n) someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
  2. (adj) sticking fast

Derived Word(s)


  • The adherents of the cult made a beeline to have a glimpse of their leader.



  1. In a 1985 job application for a position in the Reagan administration's Justice Department, Alito said, "I am and always have been a conservative and an adherent to the same philosophical views that I believe are central to this Administration."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Samuel Alito Source: Media Matters for America

  2. "These things are beginning to percolate up as Shariah-adherent Muslims insist that their preferences and practices be accommodated by the rest of the population," said Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy - a...
    on Mar 29, 2009 By: Frank Gaffney Source: FOXNews

  3. "I think people are becoming less adherent to our traffic laws," Hedlund said. "But the flip side of that is this just strikes me as maybe a little too much '1984'-ish."
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Robert Hedlund Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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