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adhere to

1. To stick to a surface. The masking tape was so old that it would no longer adhere to anything.
2. To follow a plan, belief system, or course of action. If I don't adhere to a strict routine during the workweek, I usually start feeling stressed. I'm not serving pork at the dinner party because I know Richard adheres to a Kosher diet.
3. To believe in a particular idea or concept. He adheres to the belief that working long hours and staying late at the office is the only way to get promoted.

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

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.
References in classic literature ?
It bears the creature which secretes it without its adhering to it.
His best, if not his only reason, for adhering to the party of Brian de Bois-Guilbert, Athelstane had the prudence to keep to himself.
When a duck suddenly emerges from a pond covered with duck-weed, I have twice seen these little plants adhering to its back; and it has happened to me, in removing a little duck-weed from one aquarium to another, that I have quite unintentionally stocked the one with fresh-water shells from the other.
Plum-pudding is the term bestowed upon certain fragmentary parts of the whale's flesh, here and there adhering to the blanket of blubber, and often participating to a considerable degree in its unctuousness.
We might say, adhering to the standpoint of physics, that two aspects of different things belong to the same perspective when they are in the same place.
He maintained that accidents can be avoided by adhering to the traffic laws.
In a statement sent by the Ministry of Interior, authorities said adhering to each country's traffic laws will help prevent accidents and legal trouble for UAE residents.
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Nearly 80 percent of heart attacks in men could be prevented by adhering to a combination of healthful lifestyle behaviors, suggests a study published Sept.
HIV-infected teenagers may need help in adhering to regimens of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).
for not adhering to traditions that not adhering to traditions is actually an American tradition.
I now know the importance of adhering to the fundamentals.
An attorney general running for higher office is different than a senator seeking the presidency because there is a risk that the legal system becomes politicized and is no longer seen as adhering to principles of fair play and due process.
Parker clarified that dealers and mill buyers "have the right to question each other," but urged attendees to adhere to rules of courtesy and good behavior, including being humble, respecting the dignity of the individual and adhering to the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them to unto you.
Ultrastructural analysis by scanning electron microscopy of bacteria adhering to plastic showed flagellalike structures within the bacterial clusters, suggesting that flagella are produced as the bacteria spread on the abiotic surface.