- Someone who supports a particular party, person, or set of ideas: he was a strong adherent of monetarismMore example sentences
- He was an adherent of liberation theology, a progressive movement that advocated for the poor.
- He was, in his younger days, an adherent of socialist views.
- John Duncan was born in Athy in or about 1785 and unlike his brother Thomas he became an ardent adherent of Methodism.
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- Sticking fast to an object or surface: the eggs have thick sticky shells to which debris is often adherentMore example sentences
- Latex beads pipetted onto the surface of adherent aggregates attach to the membrane and are internalized.
- As the style grows and the papillae develop, adherent pollen grains are observed with increasing frequency.
- Other options for removing adherent scale involve applying any of a variety of oils (peanut, olive or mineral) to soften the scale overnight, followed by use of a detergent or coal tar shampoo.
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- Anna appears to be an angel to Holly, but her adherence to Harry complicates her moral position.
- We want strict adherence to the Constitution as was intended by the founding fathers.
- But at the same time, adherence to these rules also serves to define the community, and to give it boundaries.
late Middle English: from Old French adherent, from Latin adhaerent- 'sticking to', from the verb adhaerere (see adhere).