adhere to

phrasal verb

adhered to; adhering to; adheres to
: to act in the way that is required by (something, such as a rule, belief, or promise)
They will adhere to the terms of the contract.
Certain standards must be adhered to by all members.
She adheres to a strict vegetarian diet.

Examples of adhere to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now in his final year in office, Lopez Obrador continues to adhere to the authoritarian populist playbook of dismissing all criticism as politically motivated and illegitimate. Nathaniel Parish Flannery, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 Food-safe dyes adhere to it easily, and are in fact amplified by the icing’s bright white undertones from the powdered sugar. Zoey Poll Katja Mayer, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2024 Public health agencies’ recommendations The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still adheres to stricter guidelines, stating that people with symptoms of respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, including cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting or diarrhea, should stay home. Melissa Rudy, Fox News, 13 Feb. 2024 Using him here builds leverage against lineups featuring Kelce, while adhering to my preferred game script — K.C. having to throw the ball to keep pace with San Francisco. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Feb. 2024 Other than a $3,450 Louis Vuitton Camera Box Bag — which fans noted did not adhere to NFL purse regulations — her first game-day outfit was understated. Lisa Gutierrez, Kansas City Star, 6 Feb. 2024 These allergens can adhere to any hair or fur, whether it's shed frequently or not. Anna Nordseth, Discover Magazine, 5 Feb. 2024 The dual lamps fully illuminated my side yard and reliably adhered to my sunset-sunrise schedule. PCMAG, 5 Feb. 2024 Set a standard for clean energy production and cut out business with countries that do not adhere to those policies. Gillian Brassil, Sacramento Bee, 5 Feb. 2024 See More

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“Adhere to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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