Definition Abide

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Definition

to abide by (a decision): to obey, to follow, to live with, to observe (a decision)
idiom

to abide: to tolerate, to suffer, to accept, to bear, to endure
verb
I can't abide his behavior any longer. He is terrible.

This is an irregular verb:
I abide / I abode or abided / I have abode or abided

(my) abiding (love): (my) constant, permanent, enduring (love)
adjective

Examples

  • "We are not the only company in the building, and we must abide by the owner's decisions concerning cafeteria policy."
  • "Brian : We all have to abide by office rules, Horatio."
  • "In spite of my blinding rage and abiding contempt for you, my yoga guru has advised me that expressing myself to you via a letter may prove therapeutic, which is why I am penning the present missive from my retreat, high atop the Himalayan peaks."

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