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abide

[ uh-bahyd ]
/ 蓹藞ba瑟d /
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verb (used without object), a路bode or a路bid路ed, a路bid路ing.
verb (used with object), a路bode or a路bid路ed, a路bid路ing.
Verb Phrases
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.
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Origin of abide

before 1000; Middle English abiden,Old English 膩b墨dan; cognate with Old High German irb墨tan await, Gothic usbeisns expectation, patience. See a-3, bide

OTHER WORDS FROM abide

a路bid路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for abide

abide
/ (蓹藞ba瑟d) /

verb abides, abiding, abode or abided

Derived forms of abide

abidance, nounabider, noun

Word Origin for abide

Old English 膩b墨dan, from a- (intensive) + b墨dan to wait, bide
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