Synonyms for adhere:
Sense 1 (noun)
cave, capitulate, assent, obey, defer, surrender, fulfill, submit, consent, bend, concur, respect, bow, acquiesce, knuckle under, comply, cede, succumb, accept, kowtow, agree, conform, observe, genuflect, yield.
conform to or follow rules exactly (verb)
stick or become stuck to, either physically or mentally (verb)
gum up, paste.
splice, stick together.
Other synonyms and related words:
dumbfound, stay, rive, stupefy, betray, accede, stick about, clamp, cement, stick to, stick around, constipate, hold together, follow, split, gum, gravel, abide, get, pose, wedge, baffle, obligate, bandage, nonplus, bewilder, puzzle, truss, paste, cleave, flummox, tape, hold fast, stay put, tie up, draw together, lodge, bring together, tie down, adhesion, beat, oblige, glue, sting, stick by, tie, mystify, stick with, perplex, cleave to, vex, meet, hang, amaze.
Usage examples for adhere:
- Lady Lovel, I have asked your daughter, and I find that it is her wish to adhere to the engagement which she made with me in Cumberland. - "Lady Anna", Anthony Trollope.
- Well said, replied Barbicane; but if nothing had any weight nothing would keep in its place, not even the hat on your head, worthy Michel; nor your house, the stones of which only adhere by their weight! - "The Moon-Voyage", Jules Verne.