Meaning of ABIDE in English

ABIDE

v.

Pronunciation: ə - ' b ī d

Function: verb

Inflected Form: abode \ - ' b ō d \ or abid · ed ; abid · ing

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ā b ī dan, from ā -, perfective prefix + b ī dan to bide; akin to Old High German ir-, perfective prefix ― more at BIDE

Date: before 12th century

transitive verb

1 : to wait for : AWAIT

2 a : to endure without yielding : WITHSTAND b : to bear patiently : TOLERATE <cannot abide such bigots>

3 : to accept without objection <will abide your decision>

intransitive verb

1 : to remain stable or fixed in a state

2 : to continue in a place : SOJOURN

synonyms see BEAR , CONTINUE

– abid · er noun

– abide by

1 : to conform to < abide by the rules>

2 : to acquiesce in <will abide by your decision>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.