Meaning of ABIDE in English
/ əˈbaɪd; NAmE / verb ( abided , abided )
HELP NOTE : In sense 2 abode is also used for the past tense and past participle.
[ 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.
[ v + adv. / prep. ] ( old use or formal ) to stay or live in a place :
May joy and peace abide in us all.
- abide by sth
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. 2005