to remain; continue; stay:
Abide with me.
to have one’s abode; dwell; reside:
to abide in a small Scottish village.
to continue in a particular condition, attitude, relationship, etc.; last.
to put up with; tolerate; stand:
I can’t abide dishonesty!
to endure, sustain, or withstand without yielding or submitting:
to abide a vigorous onslaught.
to wait for; await:
to abide the coming of the Lord.
to accept without opposition or question:
to abide the verdict of the judges.
to pay the price or penalty of; suffer for.
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.
verb abides, abiding, abode, abided
(transitive) to tolerate; put up with
(transitive) to accept or submit to; suffer: to abide the court’s decision
(intransitive) foll by by
to comply (with): to abide by the decision
to remain faithful (to): to abide by your promise
(intransitive) to remain or continue
(intransitive) (archaic) to dwell
(transitive) (archaic) to await in expectation
(transitive) (archaic) to withstand or sustain; endure: to abide the onslaught
Old English abidan, gebidan “remain, wait, delay, remain behind,” from ge- completive prefix (denoting onward motion; see a- (1)) + bidan “bide, remain, wait, dwell” (see bide). Originally intransitive (with genitive of the object: we abidon his “we waited for him”); transitive sense emerged in Middle English. Meaning “to put up with” (now usually negative) first recorded 1520s. Related: Abided; abiding. The historical conjugation is abide, abode, abidden, but the modern formation is now generally weak.
In addition to the idioms beginning with abide abide by also see: can’t stand (abide)
a seaport in and the commercial capital of the Ivory Coast. Contemporary Examples It wasn’t until pro-Ouattara troops began advancing toward Abidjan last week that the tide began to turn. A Strongman’s Last Stand Julia L. Ritchey April 4, 2011 I felt mixed emotions when I learned of the capture of Ivory Coast President Laurent […]
tending to move away from a stimulus or situation.