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Physical AttachmentPlay
Used when describing objects that are physically stuck together, often with some substance. SlideThe paint will adhere to the wall smoothly with a good primer.
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Combine 'tightly' or 'firmly' with 'adhere' to stress the strength of attachment. SlidePosters should adhere tightly to the billboard to withstand the wind.
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Metaphorical UsePlay
Sometimes used metaphorically to imply a strong connection or allegiance. SlideShe adheres to her family's traditions despite living abroad.