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adherent

noun

adjective

Etymology summary

Middle French adhérent or directly from Latin adhaerentem (nominative...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

adherent

[usually followed by "of"] a supporter or follower | sticking, holding fast, or attached (13 of 419 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/adherent

Merriam-Webster:

adherent [entry 1, adjective] | adnate [synonym, sense-specific] | sticky [synonym, sense-specific] | adhesive [synonym, sense-specific] | clingy [synonym, sense-specific] | gluey [synonym, sense-specific] | glutinous [synonym, sense-specific] | gummy [synonym, sense-specific] | tacky [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

able or tending to adhere | connected or associated with especially by contract | "adnate" (13 of 90 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/adherent

adherent [entry 2, noun] | acolyte [synonym] | follower [synonym] | convert [synonym] | disciple [synonym] | epigone [synonym] | liege man [synonym] | partisan [synonym] | pupil [synonym] | ...

one that adheres: as ; a follower of a leader, party, or profession ; a believer in or advocate especially of a particular idea or church (26 of 140 words, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/adherent show=1

Oxford Dictionary:

adherent | adherence [derived]

someone who supports a particular party, person, or set of ideas | sticking fast to an object or surface (18 of 86 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/adherent

Random House Dictionary:

adherent | adnate [biology, synonym, sense-specific]

a person who follows or upholds a leader, cause, etc.; supporter; follower. | sticking; clinging; adhering. | bound by contract or other formal ... (21 of 51 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/adherent

Macmillan British Dictionary:

adherent [countable, formal] | adherents [plural]

a supporter of a set of ideas, an organization, or a person (12 of 40 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/adherent

American Heritage Dictionary:

adherent | adherently [adverb, related]

A supporter, as of a cause or individual | Sticking or holding fast. | [botany] Joined but not united. Used of dissimilar parts or organs. (23 of 38 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

adherent | adherents [plural] | adhærent [archaic, sense-specific]

Adhesive, sticking to something. | Having the quality of clinging or sticking fast to something. | [botany] Attaching or pressing against a different organ. | A person who has membership in some group, association or religion. (33 of 36 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/adherent

New World Dictionary:

adherent

sticking fast; attached | [botany] grown together; adnate | a supporter or follower (of a person, cause, etc.) (16 of 29 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/adherent

Cambridge Dictionary:

adherent [entry 1, formal]

sticky (1 of 8 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/adherent 1

adherent [entry 2, formal]

a person who strongly supports a particular person, principle or set of ideas (13 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/adherent 2

Encarta Dictionary:

adherent | adherents [plural]

a supporter of a cause or of a leader | able to stick firmly to a surface or an object (formal) (20 of 40 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861583661​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

adherent

First use: about 1400

Origin: Middle French adhérent or directly from Latin adhaerentem (nominative adhaerens), present participle of adhaerere "stick ... (17 of 42 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=adherent

Oxford Dictionary:

adherent

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French adherent, from Latin adhaerent- "sticking to", from the verb adhaerere (see "adhere")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/adherent

New World Dictionary:

adherent

Origin: French from Latin adhaerens, present participle of adhaerere: see "adhere"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/adherent

Merriam-Webster:

adherent [entry 1, adjective]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French adheirdant, adherent, from Latin adhaerent-, adhaerens, present participle of adhaerēre

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/adherent

Audio references

Wiktionary:

adherent | adherents [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "adherent"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/adherent

Collins Dictionary:

adherent

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "adherent"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/adherent

Macmillan British Dictionary:

adherent [countable, formal] | adherents [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "adherent"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/adherent

Macmillan American Dictionary:

adherent [countable, formal] | adherents [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "adherent"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/adherent

Cambridge Dictionary:

adherent [entry 2, formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "adherent"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "adherent"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/adherent 2

the Free Dictionary:

adherent

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "adherent"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "adherent"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "adherent" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/adherent

Google Dictionary:

adherent | adherents [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "adherent"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

adherent

Audio: North American pronunciation of "adherent"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=adhere​03 word=adherent

YourDictionary Audio:

adherent

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "adherent" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

adherent

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "adherent" by speech synthesizer

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