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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-heer]
    • /ædˈhɪər/
    • /ədˈhɪər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-heer]
    • /ædˈhɪər/

Definitions of adhered word

  • verb without object adhered to stay attached; stick fast; cleave; cling (usually followed by to): The mud adhered to his shoes. 1
  • verb without object adhered Physics. (of two or more dissimilar substances) to be united by a molecular force acting in the area of contact. 1
  • verb without object adhered to be devoted in support or allegiance; be attached as a follower or upholder (usually followed by to): to adhere to a party. 1
  • verb without object adhered to hold closely or firmly (usually followed by to): to adhere to a plan. 1
  • verb without object adhered Obsolete. to be consistent. 1
  • verb with object adhered to cause to adhere; make stick: Glue will adhere the tiles to the wallboard. 1

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Origin of adhered

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
1590-1600; < Medieval Latin adhērēre for Latin adhaerēre (ad- ad- + haerēre to stick, cling), perhaps via Middle French adhérer

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Parts of speech for Adhered


adhered popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

adhered usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adhered

adj adhered

  • held — simple past tense and a past participle of hold1 .
  • clung — Clung is the past tense and past participle of cling.
  • hewed — to strike forcibly with an ax, sword, or other cutting instrument; chop; hack.

Antonyms for adhered

verb adhered

  • abandoned — An abandoned place or building is no longer used or occupied.
  • ignored — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • overlooked — to fail to notice, perceive, or consider: to overlook a misspelled word.
  • condemned — A condemned man or woman is going to be executed.
  • disregarded — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.

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