Definition of adherent
- Freud's adherents
- adherents of Chrisitianity
- adherents of socialism
an adherent of free trade
the Flat Earth Society surely doesn't have many adherents
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Just as tape adheres to paper, a person may adhere to a cause, a faith, or a belief. Thus, you may be an adherent of Hinduism, an adherent of environmentalism, or an adherent of the Republican Party. A plan for cutting taxes always attracts adherents easily, regardless of what the cuts may result in.
the bandage is made from a mildly adherent fiber
: a person who is loyal to a leader, group, or religion : a person who adheres to or supports a system or set of principles
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