Looking back on it, she was horrified at the way everyone was forced to adhere to the same beliefs.
And so a writer of books in 2012 faces an agonizing choice: join the pioneers — or adhere to the tried and true?
When talking to the media, we need to adhere to strict standards of transparency about clients.
1590s, from Middle French adhérer (15c.) or directly from Latin adhaerare "to stick to" (see adherent). Originally often of persons, "to cleave to a leader, cause, party, etc." (cf. adherent, still often used in this sense). Related: Adhered; adhering.