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abide

[uh-bahyd] /əˈbaɪd/
verb (used without object), abode or abided, abiding.
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), abode or abided, abiding.
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 phrases
9.
abide by,
  1. to act in accord with.
  2. to submit to; agree to:
    to abide by the court's decision.
  3. to remain steadfast or faithful to; keep:
    If you make a promise, abide by it.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English abiden, Old English ābīdan; cognate with Old High German irbītan await, Gothic usbeisns expectation, patience. See a-3, bide
Related forms
abider, noun
Synonyms
1. tarry. 2. live. 3. persevere, endure. 4. bear, endure, brook; support.
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British Dictionary definitions for abider

abide

/əˈbaɪd/
verb abides, abiding, abode, abided
1.
(transitive) to tolerate; put up with
2.
(transitive) to accept or submit to; suffer to abide the court's decision
3.
(intransitive) foll by by
  1. to comply (with) to abide by the decision
  2. to remain faithful (to) to abide by your promise
4.
(intransitive) to remain or continue
5.
(intransitive) (archaic) to dwell
6.
(transitive) (archaic) to await in expectation
7.
(transitive) (archaic) to withstand or sustain; endure to abide the onslaught
Derived Forms
abidance, noun
abider, noun
Word Origin
Old English ābīdan, from a- (intensive) + bīdan to wait, bide
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Word Origin and History for abider

abide

v.

Old English abidan, gebidan "remain, wait, delay, remain behind," from ge- completive prefix (denoting onward motion; see a- (1)) + bidan "bide, remain, wait, dwell" (see bide). Originally intransitive (with genitive of the object: we abidon his "we waited for him"); transitive sense emerged in Middle English. Meaning "to put up with" (now usually negative) first recorded 1520s. Related: Abided; abiding. The historical conjugation is abide, abode, abidden, but the modern formation is now generally weak.

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Idioms and Phrases with abider
In addition to the idioms beginning with abide abide by also see: can't stand (abide)
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