Pronunciation: (ad-hēr'), [key]
—v., -hered, -her•ing.
1. to stay attached; stick fast; cleave; cling (usually fol. by to): The mud adhered to his shoes.
2. Physics.(of two or more dissimilar substances) to be united by a molecular force acting in the area of contact.
3. to be devoted in support or allegiance; be attached as a follower or upholder (usually fol. by to): to adhere to a party.
4. to hold closely or firmly (usually fol. by to): to adhere to a plan.
5. Obs.to be consistent.
to cause to adhere; make stick: Glue will adhere the tiles to the wallboard.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.