Meaning of ABIDE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ə-ˈbīd ]


( abode -ˈbōd ; or abid·ed ; abid·ing )

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ābīdan, from ā-, perfective prefix + bīdan to bide; akin to Old High German ir-, perfective prefix — more at bide

Date: before 12th century

transitive verb

1. : to wait for : await


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

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