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Synonyms for adherentædˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disciple, adherent(adj)

    someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another

    Synonyms:
    adherent, disciple

    Antonyms:
    nonadhesive

  2. adherent(adj)

    sticking fast

    Antonyms:
    nonadhesive

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.

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

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

    Preposition:
    Adherents to principle; adherents of Luther.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. adherent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    adhering, sticking, clinging

  2. adherent(n.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

adhering, acceding, supporter


Translations for adherent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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