Adjective "adhered" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Stick fast to (a surface or substance)
  1. 'The chief problem for artists working on copper is to persuade the paint to adhere to the very smooth surface.'
  2. 'Warm temperatures are also necessary so the caulk will set properly and adhere to the surface.'
  3. 'This ability to adhere to surfaces is lost when an insect's feet become covered in particles.'
  4. 'A service professional can also advise on stripping paint from plaster walls and ensuring that the new paint adheres to the surface.'
  5. 'For example, if caulking is installed when the temperature is too cold, it will not properly adhere to surfaces.'
  6. 'Dust films are a light powder of clay and silt-sized particles that adhere to rough surfaces and rock fractures.'
  7. 'You will need to use a melamine primer on the doors, so that the new paint will adhere to the surface, then choose new handles.'
  8. 'If it's plastic or metal, you'll need to spread a dulling compound, designed to help paint adhere to slick surfaces.'
  9. 'Once sprayed with water, the gecko was unable to adhere to the surface.'
  10. 'The lolly becomes sticky so that the sherbet adheres to its surface.'
Believe in and follow the practices of.
  1. 'Failure to adhere to safe working practices in the laboratory can quickly result in serious injuries or incidents.'
  2. 'Certainly, playing on a collegiate team isn't easy, requiring a student to adhere to a rigorous practice and study schedule.'
  3. 'It was important to adhere to best practice and follow the highest international standards.'
  4. 'By adhering to proven safety practices and protective measures, risk of personal injury can be minimized.'
  5. 'Next, they must consistently follow the procedure and be accountable for their practice by adhering strictly to the policy.'
  6. 'However, most phone companies adhere to good practice and inform councils when masts are being installed.'
  7. 'If farmers are adhering to good farming practices, as most of them are, then there will not be any substantive change.'
  8. 'Where significant differences existed between the hospital groups, usually large hospitals adhered to accepted practice guidelines to a greater extent.'
  9. 'You may follow any road your mind wishes to follow or adhere to the teachings of any guide or guru.'
  10. 'It adheres to strict ethical practices and accepts that business may be lost when standards need to be met.'
  11. 'the account adhered firmly to fact'
  12. 'Instead, they say, the fault lies with an administration that adheres too closely to a script.'
  13. 'Despite first appearances, it adheres closely to Shakespeare's play.'
  14. 'Many architectural historians maintain that Mission furniture adhered more closely to the Arts and Crafts ideals than most British work did.'
  15. 'We don't adhere closely to it, rather in the name of goodwill we have a tendency to overlook most of the criteria and refund within much wider limits.'
  16. 'The script adheres pretty closely to the basic plot of the 1949 book, which imagined a totalitarian state where even the thoughts of its subjects are controlled by an all-seeing Big Brother.'
  17. 'There's a feedback relationship between real exploration and fiction, if our fiction adheres closely to the way things might actually play out.'
  18. 'The means to accomplish this were literate sermons, adhering closely to the liturgy of the church; catechising the young; and administering the sacraments.'
  19. 'The subsequent shoot adhered closely to what was written.'
  20. 'The industry's strategy is to adhere to the facts and procure accurate information from third party experts.'

More definitions

1. to stay attached; stick fast; cleave; cling (usually followed 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 followed by to): to adhere to a party.

4. to hold closely or firmly (usually followed by to): to adhere to a plan.

5. Obsolete. to

More examples(as adjective)

"spirits can be adhered to likings."

"procedures can be adhered in contracts."

"placentas can be adhered to intestines."

"guidelines can be adhered in/at/on days."

"guidelines can be adhered to commons."

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(adhere)Late 15th century: from Latin adhaerere, from ad- ‘to’ + haerere ‘to stick’.