Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

adhere to - definition and synonyms

Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
Close
present tense
I/you/we/theyadhere to
he/she/itadheres to
present participleadhering to
past tenseadhered to
past participleadhered to
  1. 1
    adhere to something to obey a rule, law, agreement etc

    We must strictly adhere to the terms of the contract.

  2. 2
    adhere to something to support or believe in an idea, plan, opinion etc

    His followers adhere to a blend of Buddhist, Hindu, and Christian teachings.

See also main entry: adhere

unicorn

a start-up … whose value has reached more than one billion US dollars

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

crafternoon

an afternoon full of crafts

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog