From ad (“to, towards, at”) + haereō (“cleave, cling”).
adhaereō (present infinitive adhaerēre, perfect active adhaesī, supine adhaesum); second conjugation
- I cleave or stick to
- (figuratively) I cling to, adhere to
- (figuratively) I am close to (a person or thing), am near to, hang on, keep close to
- (figuratively) I trail, drag after; I am the last
- This verb has only limited passive conjugation; only third-person passive forms are attested in surviving sources.