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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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These liquid fluoroelastomer products are also said to adhere to many substrates, including steel, aluminum, rigid forms of Viton, as well as most other elastomers.
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.
He says AlphaGary just came up with a formulation that bonds well to ABS and is continuing to develop materials that adhere to nylon 6, 66, and 11.
The FDA has requested in Guidance that all electronic data submitted for review adhere to this standard.
Against a backdrop of previous allegations of racial bias at Six Flags Magic Mountain, four of its former security guards have filed a lawsuit claiming they were forced to adhere to a policy of refusing to allow ``certain minority customers'' into the theme park.
Some materials, when perfectly clean, can bind to either oil or water but become committed to whichever one they adhere to first.
To keep the car running smoothly, the oil and tires should be checked frequently and the driver should adhere to the manufacture's maintenance schedule.
Specifically formulated to adhere to Gorilla Wrap, Seal-It enhances the building envelope by tightly sealing housewrap seams and window and door enclosures.
The Master's College is a private four-year fundamental Christian college in Santa Clarita that requires its 850 students, when they enroll, to adhere to the standards the school has established - whether the student is on or off campus.
Those people who adhere to the snow clearing rule generally, followed it in this storm, he observed, and those that violate the rule generally, did it here, said Margulies, who is also a Manhattan apartment dweller.
In trials with eight volunteers, the researchers tested mockdrugformulations containing a commercially available polymer --either Carbopol-934 or Polycarbophil--that had been shown in animal studies to adhere to the mucous lining of the stomach.