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Definition of adhere to phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

adhere to

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

adhere to something

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to behave according to a particular law, rule, set of instructions, etc.; to follow a particular set of beliefs or a fixed way of doing something For ten months he adhered to a strict no-fat low-salt diet. She adheres to teaching methods she learned over 30 years ago. Staff should adhere strictly to the safety guidelines. The diet will work if it is adhered to.
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