adhere to something

adhere to something
adhere to (something) to behave in a way demanded by an idea or rule.

Housing groups that do not adhere to the new fire regulations may lose government money.

He followed no specific religion, but adhered to the basic beliefs of Christianity.

Related vocabulary: abide by something, go by something

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  • adhere to something — adˈhere to sth derived (formal) to behave according to a particular law, rule, set of instructions, etc; to follow a particular set of beliefs or a fixed way of doing sth • For ten months he adhered to a strict no fat low salt diet. • She adheres …   Useful english dictionary

  • adhere to — (something) to behave in a way demanded by an idea or rule. Housing groups that do not adhere to the new fire regulations may lose government money. He followed no specific religion, but adhered to the basic beliefs of Christianity. Related… …   New idioms dictionary

  • adhere — ad‧here [ədˈhɪə ǁ ˈhɪr] verb adhere to something phrasal verb to behave according to a rule, agreement etc: • Now companies must adhere to stricter guidelines on the disposal of toxic waste. adherence noun [uncountable] : • Aid to these countries …   Financial and business terms

  • adhere to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms adhere to : present tense I/you/we/they adhere to he/she/it adheres to present participle adhering to past tense adhered to past participle adhered to 1) adhere to something to obey a rule, law, agreement etc… …   English dictionary

  • adhere — ad|here [ əd hır ] verb intransitive FORMAL to stick to something: adhere to: It s the type of surface that paint doesn t adhere to very well. ad here to phrasal verb transitive adhere to something 1. ) to obey a rule, law, agreement, etc.: We… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • adhere — [[t]ædhɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] adheres, adhering, adhered 1) VERB If you adhere to a rule or agreement, you act in the way that it says you should. [V to n] All members of the association adhere to a strict code of practice... [V to n] She adhered to the… …   English dictionary

  • adhere — ad|here [ədˈhıə US ˈhır] v [i]formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: adhaerere, from ad to + haerere to stick ] to stick firmly to something adhere to ▪ The eggs of these fish adhere to plant leaves. adhere to [adhere to sth] phr v to continue …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • adhere — UK [ədˈhɪə(r)] / US [ədˈhɪr] verb [intransitive] Word forms adhere : present tense I/you/we/they adhere he/she/it adheres present participle adhering past tense adhered past participle adhered formal to stick to something adhere to: It s the sort …   English dictionary

  • adhere — verb formal (intransitive + to) to stick firmly to something adhere to sth phrasal verb (T) formal to continue to behave according to a particular rule, agreement, or belief: adhere to your principles | adhere to the regulations …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • adhere — [ədˈhɪə] verb [I] formal to stick to something • adhere to sth …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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