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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 ?
The consummate leader cultivates the moral law, and strictly adheres to method and discipline; thus it is in his power to control success.
There existed between him and the old church so profound an instinctive sympathy, so many magnetic affinities, so many material affinities, that he adhered to it somewhat as a tortoise adheres to its shell.
Despite his tough stance and pronouncements to kill criminals, President Duterte strongly adheres to the rule of law and due process, according to Sueno.
Summary: Morocco fully adheres to the Washington Nuclear Safety Summit, as it has always respected non-proliferation international mechanisms, Minister of Energy, Mining, Water and the Environment Mme Amina Benkhadra said Tuesday
Summary: Washington - Morocco fully adheres to the Washington Nuclear Safety Summit, as it has always respected non-proliferation international mechanisms, Minister of Energy, Mining, Water and the Environment Mme Amina Benkhadra said Tuesday.
TheSunday Mail adheres to the system of self-regulation overseen by the Press Complaints Commission.
The first end of the end tape is located between the first single-sided adhesive tape and the core so that an adhesive layer on the single-sided adhesive tape adheres to an outside face of the end tape when the end tape is wound on the core.
One end of the molecule adheres to polystyrene, and the other to an alga's cell wall.
The film wants to celebrate nonconformity, but adheres to hoary, Hollywood cliches.
Grilon HM reportedly also adheres to g-p Santoprene.
They want confidence that the data Octagon helps them submit adheres to all relevant standards like SDTM, and includes a complete audit trail to comply with regulations like 21 CFR Part 11," said Dan Crawford, Octagon's Director of Data Integration and Standardization.
MRC accreditation certifies that DoubleClick's DART ad-serving platform -- which encompasses both DART for Advertisers and DART for Publishers -- adheres to industry standards for counting digital ad impressions.
MRC accreditation certifies that Atlas technology adheres to the marketing-industry standard for counting interactive advertising impressions and that its processes supporting this technology are accurate.
These assessments ensure that each organization adheres to the FiXs Operating Rules, FiXs Security Guidelines, and security best practices.
Direct Revenue's software adheres to the following fundamental principles: