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adhere to Formal

Meaning: If you adhere to a law, a rule or a contract, you obey it or follow it.

Synonym: abide by

For example:

  • adhere to Doctors are expected to adhere to the Hippocratic oath.

  • adhere to You can't trust that company. They don't adhere to the terms of the contracts they sign.

Nouns often used as objects with
adhere to: laws, rules, regulations, terms, agreement, contract, constitution

Quick Quiz:

People who haven't adhered to the laws of a society are called
  1. lawyers
  2. criminals
  3. criminologists

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