Meaning of ABIDE in English


a ‧ bide /əˈbaɪd/ BrE AmE verb

[ Language: Old English ; Origin: abidan , from bidan ; ⇨ ↑ bide ]

1 . somebody can’t abide somebody/something used to say that someone dislikes someone or something very much:

I can’t abide that man – he’s so self-satisfied.

2 . ( past tense abode /əˈbəʊd $ əˈboʊd/) [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] old use to live somewhere

abide by something phrasal verb

to accept and obey a decision, rule, agreement etc, even though you may not agree with it:

You have to abide by the referee’s decision.

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