To Adhe're. v.n. [adhæreo, Lat.]
- To stick to; as, wax to the ﬁnger.
- To stick, in a ﬁgurative sense; to be consistent; to hold together.
Why every thing adheres together, that no dram of a scruple, no scruple of a scruple, no obstacle, no incredulous or unsafe circumstance — Shakesp. Twelfth Night.
- To remain ﬁrmly ﬁxed to a party, person or opinion.
Good gentlemen, he hath much talk'd of you;
And sure I am, two men there are not living,
To whom he more adheres. Shaksp. Hamlet.
Every man of sense will agree with me, that singularity is laudable, when, in contradiction to a multitude, it adheres to the dictates of conscience, morality, and honour. Boyle.