Definition of adhaereo
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LNS
adhaereō, adhaerēre, adhaesī, adhaesus
ad, haereo
verb (2nd conjugation)
  1. to cleave or stick to
  2. to cling to, adhere to
  3. to be close to a person or thing, to be near, to hang on, keep close to
  4. hangs on them, threatens them by his nearness
  5. To hang on, to trail or drag after, to be the last
Abbreviations
ad-haereo, haesi, haesum, 2, v. n., to cleave or stick to a thing. Lit., of iron adhering to a magnet: unus ubi ex uno dependet, subter adhaerens, Lucr. 6, 914; cf. id. 3, 557: tota adhaerens (lingua) crocodilis, cleaving to his palate, Plin. 11, 37, 65, § 171.

—With in and abl.: tela in tuis visceribus, Cic. Vatin. 5, 13; so Ov. M. 4, 693.

—With acc.: cratera et corvus adhaeret, Cic. Arat. 541 (so Tert.: humerum, de Pall. 5).

—With abl.: fronte cuspis, Ov. M. 5, 38.

—With dat., poet.: tonsis (ovibus) illotus sudor, Verg. G. 3, 443: veteri craterae limus adhaesit, Hor. Sat. 2, 4, 80; and in later prose: navis ancoris, is fastened to them, Tac. A. 2, 23: stativis castris, id. ib. 3, 21; and: jumento, to stick to, Gell. 20, 1.

— Fig. In gen., to cling to, adhere to: adhaesit homini ad intimum ventrem fames, Plaut. Stich. 1, 3, 83; and of fawning adherence to one, id. As. 1, 3, 59: cui canis ex vero dictum cognomen adhaeret, adheres, Hor. S. 2, 2, 56: nulli fortunae adhaerebat animus, i. e. inconstans fuit, Liv. 41, 20: obsidioni fortiter adhaerentes, Amm. 19, 3.

— Adhaerere alicui, to be close to a person or thing, to be near, to hang on, keep close to, etc. (mostly post-Cic., esp. in the histt.): vineis modica silva adhaerebat, was close to it, adjoined it, Tac. H. 2, 25; so Amm. 18, 2.

—Of persons: procul abesse Romanos: lateri adhaerere gravem dominum, i. e. he (the King of Macedon) hangs on them, threatens them by his nearness, Liv. 39, 25: nec umquam non adhaerentes, and never departing from his side, Suet. Galb. 14: comitem perpetuo alicui adhaerere, Plin. 10, 22, 26, § 51: tempus adhaerens, the time in hand, just the present time, Quint. 5, 10, 46: obvio quoque adhaerente, while each one adhered to him, Suet. Oth. 6; and so trop.: adhaeret altissimis invidia, Vell. 1, 9.

— To hang on a thing, i. e. to trail or drag after, to be the last, sarcastically in Cic.: tenesne memoriā te extremum adhaesisse? hung on the end, i. e. extremo loco quaestorem esse factum, Vat. 5 (cf. haerere, Liv. 5, 2 fin., and Gron. ad h. l.); and without sarcasm, Curt. 10, 5, 19.
 
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