Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb adhere

6 senses of adhere

Sense 1
adhere -- (be compatible or in accordance with; "You must adhere to the rules")
       => match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree -- (be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun")

Sense 2
adhere -- (follow through or carry out a plan without deviation; "They adhered to their plan")
       => follow through, follow up, follow out, carry out, implement, put through, go through -- (pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue; "Did he go through with the treatment?"; "He implemented a new economic plan"; "She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal")

Sense 3
cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere -- (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")
       => touch, adjoin, meet, contact -- (be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point")

Sense 4
adhere, stick -- (be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles")
       => adopt, follow, espouse -- (choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals")

Sense 5
stand by, stick by, stick, adhere -- (be loyal to; "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"; "The friends stuck together through the war")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 6
adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to -- (stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?")
       => attach -- (become attached; "The spider's thread attached to the window sill")

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