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Antonyms for adhere

cop out, remonstrate, drop, loosen, back out, retract, undulate, fall, forswear, recant, oscillate, withdraw, fink out, unsay, abnegate, swerve, renege, hesitate, vacillate, repudiate, take back, back down, renounce, abjure, waver, expostulate, back off, fluctuate.

Quotes of adhere

  1. I admit that Post -it note sheets that adhere to virtually any surface are now my substitute of choice for retention. – Candice Bergen
  2. Those who made and endorsed our Constitution knew man's nature, and it is to their ideas, rather than to the temptations of utopia, that we must ask that our judges adhere – Robert Bork
  3. Most controversies would soon be ended, if those engaged in them would first accurately define their terms, and then adhere to their definitions. – Tryon Edwards
  4. Massachusetts women as a rule adhere too strongly to old -time conventions. – Julia Ward Howe
  5. If faith is lost, there is no security and there is no life for him who does not adhere to religion. – Muhammad Iqbal
  6. In Italy, the Milanese are well organized but follow bourgeois taste. They adhere to certain codes of elegance, but not to individualism. – Christian Lacroix
  7. The way you have bipartisan negotiations, you sit down across the table, as we did with Ted Kennedy, as I've done with many other members, and you say, 'OK, here's what I want, here's what you want. We'll adhere to your principles, but we'll make concessions.' – John McCain
  8. There is a set of rules and a code of conduct that I believe that you should adhere to in life. – Stuart Pearce
  9. I don't care what the religion is called; as far as I'm concerned, one God, the God I adhere to, is in charge of all of them. – Charley Pride
  10. In order to achieve optimal economic growth, Congress must adhere to sane spending guidelines while promoting smart policies devoted to growing businesses and creating jobs. – Michael Steele
  11. These rules may seem simple enough, but it will require great morale and physical courage to adhere to them. But if carried out in the strict sense of the word it will surely lead to a greater success than could otherwise be attained. – Major Taylor
  12. The ideals of the party were close to me, and I have tried to adhere to those principles all my life. In essence, they are the same as in the Ten Commandments in the Bible. I will never change my convictions. – Valentina Tereshkova
  13. Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is sign on as its accomplice. – Tom Watson
  14. The true test of a leader is whether his followers will adhere to his cause from their own volition, enduring the most arduous hardships without being forced to do so, and remaining steadfast in the moments of greatest peril. – Xenophon

Usage examples for adhere

  1. I was sorry on reflection that I had given my promise not to mention what had passed, but having made the promise, although hastily, I resolved to adhere to it. – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  2. It would be more simple, perhaps, to debit the men with the goods they get, and then to credit the cash after the settlement; but the form we use has always been adopted, and we still adhere to it. – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  3. What is requisite is that the word, whether by itself or with others, should adhere to the personality, to the spiritual situation, and be the actual expression of a soul. – The Reform of Education by Giovanni Gentile
  4. But we adhere to our original plan that the newcomer shall settle where he pleases in these counties, shall have the best advice we can bestow in the choice of land, the purchase of stock and implements, and of the other necessaries for a farmer's start in life; and shall have this free of charge. – Two Years in Oregon by Wallis Nash
  5. Both heart and head impel me to pursue this aim, and to this I must adhere – Masters of French Music by Arthur Hervey
  6. But we simply adhere to the established facts in history. – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  7. Adhere to that unhappy man, and by to- morrow's sunset your offended king will be on these hills, and mercy shall be no more! – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  8. But neither of them had much to do with astronomy, and since it is in astronomy that the most startling progress was during these centuries being made, I have judged it wiser to adhere mainly to the pioneers in this particular department. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  9. He says it is the duty of the subject to adhere to one side or the other; that, it being his complete duty to adhere to one side, the other side cannot complain of it as a breach of duty that he does not adhere to him, but to the other; and that, therefore, the general rule, that when you have a sovereign and are unfaithful to him you may be hanged, cannot apply to the case, because you would, in either case, be hanged. – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton
  10. The date usually assigned to the Crucifixion chapel is 1524, and, in default of more precise knowledge, we shall do well to adhere to the date 1524- 1528 already suggested. – Ex Voto by Samuel Butler
  11. The nymph alone does not adhere to its envelope. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  12. Thus also he was easily persuaded by me to adhere to the letter of his instructions, and, in perfect good- humour with all the world, he accompanied me on deck to smoke our cigars. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  13. Command my interest, if ever I have any- my money- what I have, and the house, whether it belongs to me or my father- as far as you are concerned at least, I adhere to my notions of perfect equality. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  14. While we would have you adhere to the well- established, fundamental principles of reformed medical science, as taught in this school, we would have you recollect that discoveries in knowledge are progressing.... – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  15. If cloth is not used, pieces of the board will adhere to the clamp and cause no little inconvenience. – Practical Bookbinding by Paul Adam
  16. Philip became a greater despot than his father because his mind was more contracted, or, in other words, he was forced to adhere the more scrupulously to general rules the less capable he was of descending to special and individual exceptions. – The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete by Frederich Schiller
  17. It is a mistake to try to make the subject adhere to a rigid methodology. – A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis by Melvin Powers
  18. The Lords had divided on the question whether they would adhere to their amendments. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay

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