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Synonyms for adherent
ædˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-ad·her·ent

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.3 / 3 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. adherent

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

    opponent, deserter, adversary, renegade, antagonist

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. disciple, adherentadjective

    someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another



  2. adherentadjective

    sticking fast


Dictionary of English Synonymes4.0 / 1 vote

  1. adherentadjective

    adhering, sticking, clinging

  2. adherentnoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database5.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "adherent":

    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. 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.

  3. Nicolle Wallace:

    You see how difficult this is for this administration. I mean, I'm Nicolle Wallace, i'm a thrice-vaccinated, mask adherent. I buy KN95 masks by the, you know, caseload. They're in every pocket. I wear them everywhere except when I sit down, and I am certain that this is not a variant I can outrun.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Translations for adherent

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  • лепкав, привърженик, прилепналBulgarian
  • adhesiu, adherentCatalan, Valencian
  • příznivec, stoupenec, přívrženec, členCzech
  • anhängend, anhaftend, klebend, Anhänger, MitgliedGerman
  • οπαδόςGreek
  • adhesivo, adherenteSpanish
  • adherentti, kiinnittyvä, tarttuva, jäsenFinnish
  • adhérentFrench
  • leanmhainnScottish Gaelic
  • követő, tag, ragadósHungarian
  • adherenteInterlingua
  • aderenteItalian
  • მომხრეGeorgian
  • adesivo, aderentePortuguese
  • aderentRomanian
  • ли́пкий, сторо́нник, сторо́нница, кле́йкий, приве́рженка, приве́рженецRussian
  • adhèrent, slȅdbenīk, сље̏дбенӣк, prȉstaša, при̏сташа, sljȅdbenīk, prìstalica, сле̏дбенӣк, прѝсталица, адхѐрентSerbo-Croatian

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