Definition of Abide in English :

Define Abide in English

Abide meaning in English

Meaning of Abide in English

Pronunciation of Abide in English

Abide pronunciation in English

Pronounce Abide in English


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1. abide, bide, stay


Example Sentences:
'You can stay with me while you are in town'
'stay a bit longer--the day is still young'

2. abide, bear, brook, digest, endure, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate

put up with something or somebody unpleasant

Example Sentences:
'I cannot bear his constant criticism'
'The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks'
'he learned to tolerate the heat'
'She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verbWord forms: abides, abiding, abode or 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)
to comply (with)
to abide by the decision
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

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verb intransitiveWord forms: aˈbode (əˈboʊd ; əbōdˈ) or aˈbided, aˈbiding
to stand fast; remain; go on being
2.  Archaic
to stay; reside (in or at)
verb transitive
to await
to submit to; put up with

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v. a·bode (ə-bōd) or a·bid·ed, a·bid·ing, a·bides
1. To put up with; tolerate: can't abide such incompetence. See Synonyms at endure.
2. To wait patiently for: "I will abide the coming of my lord" (Tennyson).
1. To remain in a place: "I'll call upon you straight. Abide within" (Shakespeare).
2. To continue in existence; endure: "I have decided my life can't be about absence, what I don't have, what does not abide, and the rich grief it brings" (Amy Benson).
3. To dwell or reside.

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