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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ad·here /ædˈhɪr, əd-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ad·here /ædˈhɪ(ə)r, əd-/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]