Meaning of ABIDE in English

ABIDE

/ əˈbaɪd; NAmE / verb ( abided , abided )

HELP NOTE : In sense 2 abode is also used for the past tense and past participle.

1.

[ vn ] can't / couldn't ~ sb/sth to dislike sb/sth so much that you hate having to be with or deal with them

SYN bear , stand :

I can't abide people with no sense of humour.

He couldn't abide the thought of being cooped up in an office.

2.

[ v + adv. / prep. ] ( old use or formal ) to stay or live in a place :

May joy and peace abide in us all.

PHRASAL VERBS

- abide by sth

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English ābīdan wait , from ā- onwards + bīdan , of Germanic origin.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.