a·bide   [uh-bahyd] verb, a·bode or a·bid·ed, a·bid·ing. verb (used without object) 1. to remain; continue; stay: Abide with me. 2. to have one's abode; dwell; reside: to abide in a small Scottish village. 3. to continue in a particular condition, attitude, relationship, etc.; last.

verb (used with object) 4. to put up with; tolerate; stand: I can't abide dishonesty! 5. to endure, sustain, or withstand without yielding or submitting: to abide a vigorous onslaught. 6. to wait for; await: to abide the coming of the Lord. 7. to accept without opposition or question: to abide the verdict of the judges. 8. to pay the price or penalty of; suffer for.

Verb phrase 9. abide by, a. to act in accord with. b. to submit to; agree to: to abide by the court's decision. c. to remain steadfast or faithful to; keep: If you make a promise, abide by it.

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