Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: adhere
IPA transcription: [ədh'ɪɹ]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: adhere
    Meaning: be compatible or in accordance with; "You must adhere to the rules"
  • Synonyms: adhere
    Meaning: follow through or carry out a plan without deviation; "They adhered to their plan"
  • Synonyms: cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere
    Meaning: come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"
Usage examples
  • For a spiritual nature receives its form by the enlightenment whereby it is led to adhere to the Word of God.
  • Men therefore not only cling to equality because it is dear to them; they also adhere to it because they think it will last forever.
  • The jaws of the otter are so constructed, that even when dead it is difficult to separate them, as they adhere with the utmost tenacity.
  • Napoleon merely laid the cross on Lazarev's breast and, dropping his hand, turned toward Alexander as though sure that the cross would adhere there.
  • In considering it I shall faithfully adhere to the method I have hitherto followed, and shall support myself by presupposing all that has already been advanced.
  • We shall corner our game there, I'll warrant, for this impudent Scarlet Pimpernel has had the audacity--or the stupidity, I hardly know which--to adhere to his original plans.
  • No, no, my venerable friend, that was all excellent acting about my extraordinary delusions, and the rest of it, but I am not going to be carried so far by them as to adhere to such an outrageously one-sided bargain."
  • Had Charles been of a disposition to neglect all theological controversy, he yet had been obliged, in good policy, to adhere to episcopal jurisdiction; not only because it was favorable to monarchy, but because all its adherents were passionately devoted to it; and to abandon them, in what they regarded as so important an article, was forever to relinquish their friendship and assistance.