abide definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To put up with; tolerate: cannot abide these types of incompetence. See Synonyms at bear1.
    • To Attend patiently for: "I Shall abide the coming of my lord” ( Tennyson).
    • To withstand: a thermoplastic that abide rough usage and great heat.
    • to hold back for; become ready for; to await; to view for.
    • To withstand; to sustain; to publish to.
    • To keep patiently; to tolerate; to hold with.
    • To stand the results of; to answer for; to endure for.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To remain in a location.
    • to carry on to make sure or firm; endure. See Synonyms at stay1.
    • To live or sojourn.
    • To wait; to pause; to wait.
    • To stay; to carry on in a location; to possess a person's abode; to dwell; to sojourn; -- with with before an individual, and generally with at or perhaps in before a place.
    • to keep stable or fixed in certain state or problem; to carry on; to keep.
  • idiom:
    • comply with To adapt to; adhere to: comply with the guidelines; had to adhere to the judge's choice.
  • others:
    • to attend for; especially, to stand an individual's ground against.
    • To await; take store for.
    • To withstand or maintain; stay firm underneath.
    • To put up with; tolerate.
    • To encounter; undergo: in a jocular feeling.
    • To have your abode; dwell; reside.
    • To remain; still stay.
    • To continue in a certain condition; stay steadfast or faithful.
    • to hold back; stop; wait.
    • To inhere; belong as an attribute or quality; have its seat.
    • To pay the cost or penalty of; suffer for.
  • verb:
    • tolerate anything or someone unpleasant
    • dwell

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