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adhere to something

 
1. Lit. to stick to something. The stamp won't adhere to the envelope.
2. Fig. to follow or "stick to" a particular course of action, plan, or set of beliefs. If you don't adhere to the proper routine, you will confuse the other workers.

adhere to something

(slightly formal)
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

adhere to

v.
1. To stick or cling to the surface of something: After the fire, soot and smoke adhered to the walls.
2. To follow some law, set of beliefs, or course of action: Let's adhere to the plan we already discussed. You need to adhere to our rules very strictly if you want to join our organization.
3. To believe that some idea is true or right: Although some people are skeptical, most people adhere to the notion that our changing climate is a serious problem.
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maltophilia to adhere to inert surfaces will contribute to the development of effective antimicrobial strategies for controlling these infections.
If you are unable or unwilling to adhere to any antiretroviral regimen, one other option, depending on your baseline CD4 T cell count and viral load, is to withdraw from therapy altogether until you are ready to commit.
There are strict guidelines that we have to adhere to," he said.
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One end of the molecule adheres to polystyrene, and the other to an alga's cell wall.
Eleven of the pregnancies occurred among women who did not adhere to the study regimen.
but I used some imagination to visualize what it could look like (with the mosaic designs),'' says Milrad, who admits it was one of her biggest projects, taking more than 20 hours to design the plate pieces, adhere them with cement and fill with grout.
The company developed Ricacryl 3803 specifically to adhere to all common types of steel, including tin-plated and galvanized.
coli O166 organisms did not adhere to HEp-2 cells in a localized, diffuse, or enteroaggregative manner and did not give mannose-resistant hemagglutination of human or bovine red blood cells.
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The goal of ADHERE is to improve treatment and outcomes for acutely decompensated heart failure patients," said Gregg C.
reportedly bonds to formed ABS sheet as strongly as standard polyesters adhere to traditional acrylic liners for spas.
However, the coatings often don't adhere well to the charged surfaces of metals, so they're prone to peeling and flaking.