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adhere to sth

phrasal verb with adhere uk   /ədˈhɪər/  us   /ədˈhɪr/ 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.
(Definition of adhere to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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adhere to sth

phrasal verb with adhere uk   us   /ədˈhɪər/ verb
to obey or closely follow a rule, a standard, an agreement, etc.: adhere to a rule/law/requirement The bank adheres to all rules regarding the opening and closing of accounts.adhere to a standard/principle/policy Members must adhere to professional standards of conduct.
(Definition of adhere to sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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