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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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree. "Nor time nor place did then adhere." "Every thing adheres together." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: To attach; stick; cleave; cling; hold [1913 Webster]




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