Meaning of adherence in English:


Pronunciation /ədˈhɪərəns/

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mass noun
  • 1Attachment or commitment to a person, cause, or belief.

    ‘a strict adherence to etiquette’
    • ‘he moved to Avignon and won the adherence of the French king’
    • ‘Many instances of performance-based design are approved for their adherence to safety principles.’
    • ‘Ceremony implies honor, and honor implies an adherence to traditions.’
    • ‘A lack of adherence by the participants with the intervention program might have influenced the outcomes of our study.’
    • ‘Where written policies existed, they varied widely in adherence to the guidelines.’
    • ‘We do not know all the circumstances, and I hope that adherence to confidentiality means that we never will.’
    • ‘Patient-centered communication is positively associated with patient satisfaction, adherence, and better health outcomes.’
    • ‘They advocate adherence to the dietary guidelines as the most appropriate way to achieve a positive outcome.’
    • ‘The authors call for strengthening responses for victims of violence and promoting adherence to international treaties.’
    • ‘They avoid adherence to any one approach.’
    • ‘He himself regarded it as a watershed in his thinking, signaling his move toward a more sincere adherence to religious principles.’
  • 2The quality or process of sticking fast to an object or surface.

    • ‘observing the adherence of the seeds to clothing prompted the development of Velcro’