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"adhere to sth" in British English

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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:

They failed to adhere to the terms of the agreement/treaty.

(Definition of “adhere to sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"adhere to sth" in Business English

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adhere to sth

phrasal verb with adhere uk /ədˈhɪər/ us 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)