abide

[ uh-bahyd ]
/ əˈbaɪd /

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.

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 ābīdan; cognate with Old High German irbītan await, Gothic usbeisns expectation, patience. See a-3, bide

OTHER WORDS FROM abide

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

abide
/ (əˈbaɪd) /

verb abides, abiding, abode or abided

Derived forms of abide

abidance, nounabider, noun

Word Origin for abide

Old English ābīdan, from a- (intensive) + bīdan to wait, bide
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Idioms and Phrases with abide

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