ad·here /ædˈhɪr, əd-/
ad·here /ædˈhɪ(ə)r, əd-/ 動詞
Ad·here v. i. [imp. & p. p. Adhered p. pr. & vb. n. Adhering ]
1. 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.
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 be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree. “Nor time nor place did then adhere.” “Every thing adheres together.”
Syn: -- To attach; stick; cleave; cling; hold
v 1: be compatible or in accordance with; "You must adhere to the
2: follow through or carry out a plan without deviation; "They
adhered to their plan"
3: 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"
[syn: cling, cleave, stick, cohere]
4: be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this
village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her
principles" [syn: stick]
5: be loyal to; "She stood by her husband in times of trouble";
"The friends stuck together through the war" [syn: stand
by, stick by, stick]
6: stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
[syn: hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to]