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v. a·bode (ə-bōd′) or a·bid·ed, a·bid·ing, a·bides
1. To put up with; tolerate: can't abide such incompetence. See Synonyms at endure.
2. To wait patiently for: "I will abide the coming of my lord" (Tennyson).
1. To remain in a place: "I'll call upon you straight. Abide within" (Shakespeare).
2. To continue in existence; endure: "I have decided my life can't be about absence, what I don't have, what does not abide, and the rich grief it brings" (Amy Benson).
3. To dwell or reside.
abide by
To conform to; comply with: abide by the rules.

[Middle English abiden, from Old English ābīdan : ā-, intensive pref. + bīdan, to remain; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.]

a·bid′er n.
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