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

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disciple, adherentadjective

    someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another



  2. adherentadjective

    sticking fast


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. adherentadjective

    adhering, sticking, clinging

  2. adherentnoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "adherent":

    adhering, acceding, supporter

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  1. Karl Kraus:

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

  2. Gregory Armstrong:

    While there is a high probability that this is going to become a larger and larger proportion of all cases, if we can get people to become more adherent to the recommended measures, the number of cases don't need to go up.

  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. 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.

  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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