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Synonyms for adherent
ædˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disciple, adherent(adj)

    someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another



  2. adherent(adj)

    sticking fast


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. adherent

    An adherent is one who is devoted or attached to a person, party, principle, cause, creed, or the like. One may be an aider and supporter of a party or church, while not an adherent to all its doctrines or claims. An ally is more independent still, as he may differ on every point except the specific ground of union. The Allies who overthrew Napoleon were united only against him. Allies are regarded as equals; adherents and disciples are followers. The adherent depends more on his individual judgment, the disciple is more subject to command and instruction; thus we say the disciples rather than the adherents of Christ. Partisan has the narrow and odious sense of adhesion to a party, right or wrong. One may be an adherent or supporter of a party and not a partisan. Backer is a sporting and theatrical word, personal in its application, and not in the best usage. Compare ACCESSORY.

    aid, aider, ally, backer, disciple, follower, partisan, supporter

    adversary, antagonist, betrayer, deserter, enemy, hater, opponent, renegade, traitor

    Adherents to principle; adherents of Luther.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. adherent

    follower, supporter, ally, disciple, admirer, backer, aid, partisan

    opponent, deserter, adversary, renegade, antagonist

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. adherent(a.)

    adhering, sticking, clinging

  2. adherent(n.)

    follower, partisan, disciple, sectary, retainer, votary, supporter, dependant, vassal

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    adhering, acceding, supporter

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  1. Raisat Suleimanova:

    When we were told that he was an adherent of some kind of radical Islam, I was afraid, i don't understand this. Our parents didn't teach us these things. They taught us to pray and to read the prayers and I am very far away from all this.

  2. Marie Brown:

    A typical non-adherent personality does not exist, the take home message for patients is to be sure to ask why they need the medicine and what will happen if they don’t take it.

  3. Geoff Porter:

    The jihadi landscape in Libya and Tunisia is extremely fluid, what may dictate whether an individual joins this group or that is not whether he is really an adherent to the Islamic State’s leadership or to al-Qaeda’s but the likelihood of being able to train for jihad and to carry out attacks.

  4. Karl Kraus:

    He who does without the praise of the crowd will not deny himself an opportunity to be his own adherent.

  5. Mandela Barnes:

    That is the scariest part of it, because there will be an adherent of Eric Trump that is much smarter than Eric Trump is, someone who is much more capable than Eric Trump is, a capable person with the same polices would not have lost this election. And that is what is frightening.

Translations for adherent

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  • привърженик, прилепнал, лепкавBulgarian
  • adherent, adhesiuCatalan, Valencian
  • člen, přívrženec, příznivec, stoupenecCzech
  • anhängend, anhaftend, klebend, Anhänger, MitgliedGerman
  • οπαδόςGreek
  • adhesivo, adherenteSpanish
  • kiinnittyvä, jäsen, tarttuva, adherenttiFinnish
  • adhérentFrench
  • leanmhainnScottish Gaelic
  • tag, követő, ragadósHungarian
  • adherenteInterlingua
  • aderenteItalian
  • მომხრეGeorgian
  • aderente, adesivoPortuguese
  • aderentRomanian
  • приве́рженец, кле́йкий, сторо́нница, ли́пкий, сторо́нник, приве́рженкаRussian
  • slȅdbenīk, сље̏дбенӣк, при̏сташа, sljȅdbenīk, сле̏дбенӣк, прѝсталица, prìstalica, адхѐрент, adhèrent, prȉstašaSerbo-Croatian

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