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adherent

noun

Definition of adherent

  1. :  one who adheres to something: such asa :  a follower of a leader, party, or profession Freud's adherentsb :  a believer in or advocate especially of a particular idea or church adherents of Chrisitianity adherents of socialism

Examples of adherent in a sentence

  1. the bandage is made from a mildly adherent fiber

Did You Know?

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.

Origin and Etymology of adherent

see 2adherent


First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of adherent

follower, adherent, disciple, partisan mean one who gives full loyalty and support to another. follower may apply to people who attach themselves either to the person or beliefs of another an evangelist and his followers. adherent suggests a close and persistent attachment adherents to Marxism. disciple implies a devoted allegiance to the teachings of one chosen as a master disciples of Gandhi. partisan suggests a zealous often prejudiced attachment partisans of the President.

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adherent

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adjective ad·her·ent \ad-ˈhir-ənt, əd-\

Definition of adherent

  1. 1 :  able or tending to adhere an adherent material

  2. 2 :  connected or associated with especially by contract nations adherent to the treaty

  3. 3 :  adnate

adherently

adverb

Examples of adherent in a sentence

  1. an adherent of free trade

  2. the Flat Earth Society surely doesn't have many adherents

Origin and Etymology of adherent

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French adheirdant, adherent, from Latin adhaerent-, adhaerens, present participle of adhaerēre —see adhere


First Known Use: 15th century


ADHERENT Defined for English Language Learners


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adherent

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adjective ad·her·ent \ad-ˈhir-ənt, əd-\

Definition of adherent for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is loyal to a leader, group, or religion : a person who adheres to or supports a system or set of principles


ADHERENT Defined for Kids

adherent

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noun ad·her·ent \ad-ˈhir-ənt\

Definition of adherent for Students

  1. :  a person who is loyal to a belief, an organization, or a leader



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