verb (adher, ing)
Etymology: L. adhaerere, adhaesum; ad + haerere to stick: cf. F. adhérer
- (intransitive) To stick fast or cleave
- etymology 2 , cleave, as a glutinous substance does; to become joined or united; as, wax to the finger; the lungs sometimes adhere to the pleura.
- (intransitive) 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.
- (intransitive) To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree.
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