adhere

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See also: adhère and adhéré

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From Latin adhaerere, adhaesum; ad (to) + haerere (to stick): compare French adhérer.

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adhere (third-person singular simple present adheres, present participle adhering, simple past and past participle adhered)

  1. (intransitive) 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. (intransitive) 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. (intransitive) To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree.

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adhērē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of adhēreō