Definition of adhere
- The stamp failed to adhere to the envelope.
- adhere to traditional values
- adhere to the rules
- The paper had been adhered to the wall.
The stamp failed to adhere.
everyone started calling her “Cookie” when she was little and the name adhered
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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