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adhere to sth

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with adhere   /ədˈhɪər/ us    /-ˈhɪr/ formal
to continue to obey a rule or have a belief: She adhered to her principles/ideals throughout her life. They failed to adhere to the terms of the agreement/treaty. The translator has obviously adhered very strictly to the original text.
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