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Definition of adhere verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

adhere

 verb
verb
NAmE//ədˈhɪr//
 
[intransitive] adhere (to something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they adhere
 
he / she / it adheres
 
past simple adhered
 
-ing form adhering
 
 
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to stick firmly to something Once in the bloodstream, the bacteria adhere to the surface of the red cells. Clean the surface first, or the paint will not adhere. There was oil adhering to the bird's feathers. Phrasal Verbsadhere to something
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