abide

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈbaɪd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈbaɪd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə bīd)

Inflections of 'abide' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
abides
v 3rd person singular
abiding
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
abided
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
abode
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
abided
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
abode
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•bide /əˈbaɪd/USA pronunciation   v.,  a•bode /əˈboʊd/USA pronunciation  or a•bid•ed, a•bid•ing. 
  1. [no object] to remain;
    continue;
    stay: Abide with me.
  2. [no object] to dwell;
    reside;
    have one's abode.
  3. [+ object;  often with a negative word or phrase] to tolerate;
    can't abide dishonesty.
  4. abide by, [ + by + obj]
    • to comply with;
      agree to go along with: to abide by the court's decision.
    • to remain faithful to;
      keep: to abide by a promise.
a•bid•ance, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•bide  (ə bīd),USA pronunciation v.,  a•bode  or a•bid•ed, a•bid•ing. 
v.i. 
  1. to remain;
    continue;
    stay:Abide with me.
  2. to have one's abode;
    dwell;
    reside:to abide in a small Scottish village.
  3. to continue in a particular condition, attitude, relationship, etc.;
    last.

v.t. 
  1. to put up with;
    tolerate;
    stand:I can't abide dishonesty!
  2. to endure, sustain, or withstand without yielding or submitting:to abide a vigorous onslaught.
  3. to wait for;
    await:to abide the coming of the Lord.
  4. to accept without opposition or question:to abide the verdict of the judges.
  5. to pay the price or penalty of;
    suffer for.
  6. abide by: 
    • to act in accord with.
    • to submit to;
      agree to:to abide by the court's decision.
    • to remain steadfast or faithful to;
      keep:If you make a promise, abide by it.
a•bider, n. 
  • bef. 1000; Middle English abiden, Old English ābīdan; cognate with Old High German irbītan await, Gothic usbeisns expectation, patience. See a-3, bide
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged tarry.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged live.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged persevere, endure.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged bear, endure, brook;
      support.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
abide /əˈbaɪd/ vb (abides, abiding, abode, abided)
  1. (transitive) to tolerate; put up with
  2. (transitive) to accept or submit to; suffer: to abide the court's decision
  3. (intransitive) followed by by: to comply (with): to abide by the decision
  4. to remain faithful (to): to abide by your promise
  5. (intransitive) to remain or continue
  6. (intransitive) archaic to dwell
  7. (transitive) archaic to await in expectation
Etymology: Old English ābīdan, from a- (intensive) + bīdan to wait, bide

aˈbider n
'abide' also found in these entries:
Collocations: abide by the [rules, law], abide with [me, us], [cannot, can't] abide [seeing, hearing, to see, to hear], more...

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