View definitions for adheres


verb as in conform to or follow rules exactly

verb as in stick or become stuck to, either physically or mentally

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Example Sentences

Napalm is the infamous, goo-like substance that burns quickly when lit on fire and adheres easily to skin.

The names of places are largely excluded and the story adheres to no formal structure.

Europe is more post-modern and the U.S. is more modern in the sense that it still adheres to the values of the nation state.

To maintain cross-party civility, he adheres to a strict 80-percent rule.

But I'm sure the AEI crowd is going to try to kick up some dust and see if it adheres.

The old Chippewa has never deviated from the faith of his fathers, as he still adheres to all their rites and ceremonies.

There was a pathetic hesitancy in her manner, the hesitancy of a weak woman who adheres to a purpose only by supreme effort.

His version adheres as closely to the original as is compatible with elegance and the preservation of metrical grace.

I am riveted to my chair, and my chair adheres to the ground in such a manner that no force could move us.

He is well descended, and what is convenient for a Courtier, he adheres to the Religion which is uppermost in the State.


On this page you'll find 64 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to adheres, such as: heed, observe, obey, comply, support, and practice.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.