Ad*here" (#), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Adhered (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Adhering (#).] [L. adhaerere, adhaesum; ad + haerere to stick: cf. F. adh'erer. 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 church.

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

 

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