I.v. inch. [adhaereo], to cleave or stick to, to adhere, lit. and trop. (in the trop. sense almost exclusively belonging to Cic.).
I. Lit., constr. with ad, in, and abl. or ubi: “tragula ad turrim,” Caes. B. G. 5, 46: “ne quid emineret, ubi ignis adhaeresceret,” id. B. C. 2, 9: tamquam in quodam incili, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 5: si potes in his locis adhaerescere, if you can stick (i. e. stay or sojourn) in such places, id. Att. 4, 4: in me omnia conjurationis nefaria tela adhaeserunt, Auct. Or. pro Dom. 24; cf. ib. 5; “ad quamcunque disciplinam, tamquam ad saxum, adhaerescunt,” Cic. Ac. 2, 3: argumentum ratio ipsa confirmat, quae simul atque emissa est, adhaerescit, sc. ad mentem, sticks fast to, is fastened upon the memory (the figure is derived from missiles), id. de Or. 2, 53.—With dat.: justitiae honestatique, to be attached or devoted to, Cic. Off. 1, 24.—And absol.: “oratio ita libere fluebat, ut numquam adhaeresceret,” never was at a stand, faltered, Cic. Brut. 79; cf. ib. 93 (v. haereo): adhaerescere ad columnam (sc. Maeniam); sarcastically, to remain fixed at the debtor's columns, i. e. to be punished as a fraudulent debtor, Cic. Sest. 8, 18; cf. Liv. 5, 47.—