adhere to

FORMAL
This page is about the phrasal verb adhere to.

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

a. lawyers

b. criminals

c. criminologists

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Contributor: Matt Errey