The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Adhere \Ad*here"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Adhered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Adhering.] [L. adhaerere, adhaesum; ad + haerere to
stick: cf. F. adh['e]rer. See Aghast.]
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
3. To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to
agree. "Nor time nor place did then adhere." "Every thing
adheres together." --Shak.
Syn: To attach; stick; cleave; cling; hold