verb (used without object), a·bode or a·bid·ed, a·bid·ing.
verb (used with object), a·bode or a·bid·ed, a·bid·ing.
- to act in accord with.
- to submit to; agree to: to abide by the court's decision.
- to remain steadfast or faithful to; keep: If you make a promise, abide by it.
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Origin of abide
OTHER WORDS FROM abidea·bid·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for abide
The county of San Diego’s public health officials knew schools were still closed when they made their decision to abide.
He continually tells his listeners to abide by the county protocols, even when Justin Hart, a digital strategist, said masks wouldn’t help curb the spread.Supervisor by Day, But a COVID-19 Skeptic on the Airwaves|Katy Stegall|August 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Guaderrama told VOSD that Allied Universal guards are required to abide by MTS’s body camera policy and that, like MTS, the contractor flags footage and provides it upon request.MTS Purged Body Camera Footage Before Man’s Attorney Could Access it|Lisa Halverstadt|July 21, 2020|Voice of San Diego
It’s become clear that many aspects of customer interaction will need to be digitized to abide by social distancing measures.Lessons from lockdown: Four content types that users really engage with|Edward Coram James|July 20, 2020|Search Engine Watch
This means partnering with a franchisee that supports our clean energy goals, abides by the terms of the agreements and will not lobby in Sacramento for legislation against our clean energy future.Franchise Fee Deal Is a Chance for the City to Make Much-Needed Changes|Pia Piscitelli|June 23, 2020|Voice of San Diego
North Korea must show it is serious and prepared to abide by its commitments, particularly concerning denuclearization.To Free American Prisoners, America’s Top Spy Goes to North Korea|Shane Harris|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Human happiness,” the Greek historian Herodotus once observed, “does not abide long in one place.Battle of the Upstarts: Houston vs. San Francisco Bay|Joel Kotkin|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But even for children struggling to care for elderly parents on their own want to abide by tradition.
Beyond the mental acuity needed to focus through the pain, the young woman must also abide by a strict diet.Facial Tattoos: The Tribal Female Rite in Papua New Guinea|Brandon Presser|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Broussard was not the sort of man who could abide such defeat.Lake Bacon: The Story of The Man Who Wanted Us to Eat Mississippi Hippos|Jon Mooallem|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was a perfect nuisance; even the tone of his voice I could not abide.James Gilmour of Mongolia|James Gilmour
Louis was determined to abide by the original contract, and said his wife's foreign train was too large.Mary Tudor, Queen of France|Mary Croom Brown
He seldom was allowed any choice of his own, but was expected to abide by the selection of his parents.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 2|Hubert Howe Bancroft
But London cannot abide to be rebuked; such is the nature of man.Sermons on the Card and Other Discourses|Hugh Latimer
I know your opinion of these subterfuges, and am willing to abide by your own judgment.Letters to an Unknown|Prosper Mrime
British Dictionary definitions for abide
verb abides, abiding, abode or abided
- to comply (with)to abide by the decision
- to remain faithful (to)to abide by your promise
Derived forms of abideabidance, nounabider, noun
Word Origin for abide
Idioms and Phrases with abide
In addition to the idioms beginning with abide
- abide by
- can't stand (abide)