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"adhere to sth" in British English

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adhere to sth

phrasal verb with adhere uk   /ədˈhɪər/  us   /-ˈhɪr/ verb [I] formal
to ​continue to ​obey a ​rule or have a ​belief: She ​adhered to her ​principles/​idealsthroughout her ​life. They ​failed to ​adhere to the ​terms of the ​agreement/​treaty. The ​translator has ​obviouslyadhered very strictly to the ​originaltext.
(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 ​rulesregarding the ​opening and ​closing of ​accounts.adhere to a standard/principle/policy Members must adhere to ​professionalstandards of ​conduct.
(Definition of adhere to sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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