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English definition of “adhere to sth”

adhere to sth

phrasal verb with adhere     /ədˈhɪər/ US  /-ˈhɪr/ verb [I] 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 .Obeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantDisobedientBad and wrong behaviour
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