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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Adhere


ADHE'RE, verb intransitive [Latin adhaereo, ad and haereo, to stick.]

1. To stick to, as glutinous substances, or by natural growth; as, the lungs sometimes adhere to the pleura.

2. To be joined, or held in contact; to cleave to.

3. Figuratively, to hold to, be attached, or remain fixed, either by personal union or conformity of faith, principle, or opinion; as, men adhere to a party, a leader, a church, or creed.

4. To be consistent; to hold together as the parts of a system.

Every thing adheres together.