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    #1

    supporter vs adherent

    This idea is gaining adherents.
    I think I can use "supporters" instead of adherents because this sentence seem like becoming supported by people.
    Am I right? And is there any difference in nuance if I change the word?
    Last edited by eggcracker; 08-Jun-2012 at 21:51.

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    Re: supporter vs adherent

    You could use supporters. A
    dherents
    suggests a high degree of commitment to me, so could be stronger.

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