Meaning of “adhere” in the English Dictionary

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"adhere" in British English

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adhereverb [ I ]

uk /ədˈhɪər/ us /ədˈhɪr/ formal

to stick firmly:

A smooth, dry surface helps the tiles adhere to the wall.

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

"adhere" in American English

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adhereverb [ I ]

us /ədˈhɪər, æd-/

to stick or be attached firmly to a surface:

Glue won’t adhere to any surface that’s wet.

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(Definition of “adhere” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)