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adhere (verb) to stick to, to hold on to, to follow (a principle, a policy, an argument, etc.).
Following a principle is adhering to it. To stick to one's opinion and refuse to change it, or agree to others' opinion is to adhere to one's opinion. To follow very strictly a principle, a way of life, or a type of food, etc., is to adhere to it.
- Mahatma Gandhi's life and activities illustrate the fact that a person can adhere to truth even in politics, if only they have the will.
- Martin Luther King Jr. always insisted that his followers should adhere to the path of passive resistance in their fight against segregation.