adherent

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See also: adhérent and adhèrent

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English adherent, from Old French adherent, from Latin adhaerēns, present participle of adhaereō (to stick to, cling).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ædˈ(h)ɪəɹənt/, /əd-/
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Adjective[edit]

adherent (comparative more adherent, superlative most adherent)

adherent sand
  1. Adhesive, sticking to something.
    • 1738, Alexander Pope, Imitations of Horace, Book II, Epistle II:
      Close to the cliff with both his hands he clung
      And stuck adherent, and suspended hung.
  2. Having the quality of clinging or sticking fast to something.
  3. (botany) Attaching or pressing against a different organ.

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Noun[edit]

adherent (plural adherents)

  1. A person who has membership in some group, association or religion.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin adhaerēns.

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Adjective[edit]

adherent (masculine and feminine plural adherents)

  1. adherent

Noun[edit]

adherent m or f (plural adherents)

  1. adherent

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

adhērent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of adhēreō

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin adhaerēns. [First attested in 1588.][1]

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adherent m pers (feminine adherentka)

  1. (dated or literary) adherent, henchman, supporter
    Synonyms: poplecznik, rzecznik, stronnik, zwolennik
    Antonyms: adwersarz, oponent, przeciwnik
    polityczny adherenta political adherent
    adherent politykia supporter of a policy
    grono adherentówa circle of adherent

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noun

References[edit]

  1. ^ adherent”, in Słownik Polszczyzny XVI Wieku [A Dictionary of 16th Century Polish], 2010-2022
  • Pęzik, Piotr; Przepiórkowski, A.; Bańko, M.; Górski, R.; Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, B (2012) Wyszukiwarka PELCRA dla danych NKJP. Narodowy Korpus Języka Polskiego [National Polish Language Corpus, PELCRA search engine]‎[1], Wydawnictwo PWN

Further reading[edit]

  • adherent in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • adherent in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /adxěrent/
  • Hyphenation: ad‧he‧rent

Noun[edit]

adhèrent m (Cyrillic spelling адхѐрент)

  1. adherent

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