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a·bide

 (ə-bīd′)
v. a·bode (ə-bōd′) or a·bid·ed, a·bid·ing, a·bides
v.tr.
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).
v.intr.
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.
Idiom:
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.

abide

(əˈbaɪd)
vb, abides, abiding, abode or abided
1. (tr) to tolerate; put up with
2. (tr) to accept or submit to; suffer: to abide the court's decision.
3.
a. to comply (with): to abide by the decision.
b. to remain faithful (to): to abide by your promise.
4. (intr) to remain or continue
5. (intr) archaic to dwell
6. (tr) archaic to await in expectation
7. (tr) archaic to withstand or sustain; endure: to abide the onslaught.
[Old English ābīdan, from a- (intensive) + bīdan to wait, bide]
aˈbidance n
aˈbider n

a•bide

(əˈbaɪd)

v. a•bode a•bid•ed, a•bid•ing. v.i.
1. to remain; stay: Abide with me.
2. to have one's abode; dwell; reside.
3. to continue in a particular condition; last; endure.
v.t.
4. to put up with; tolerate; stand: I can't abide dishonesty!
5. to endure or withstand without yielding: to abide a vigorous onslaught.
6. to wait for; await: to abide the coming of the Lord.
7. to accept without opposition or question: to abide the verdict of the judge.
8. abide by,
a. to comply with; submit to: to abide by the court's decision.
b. to remain faithful to; keep: to abide by a promise.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English ābīdan. See a-3, bide]
a•bid′er, n.

abide


Past participle: abided/abode
Gerund: abiding

Imperative
abide
abide
Present
I abide
you abide
he/she/it abides
we abide
you abide
they abide
Preterite
I abided/abode
you abided/abode
he/she/it abided/abode
we abided/abode
you abided/abode
they abided/abode
Present Continuous
I am abiding
you are abiding
he/she/it is abiding
we are abiding
you are abiding
they are abiding
Present Perfect
I have abided/abode
you have abided/abode
he/she/it has abided/abode
we have abided/abode
you have abided/abode
they have abided/abode
Past Continuous
I was abiding
you were abiding
he/she/it was abiding
we were abiding
you were abiding
they were abiding
Past Perfect
I had abided/abode
you had abided/abode
he/she/it had abided/abode
we had abided/abode
you had abided/abode
they had abided/abode
Future
I will abide
you will abide
he/she/it will abide
we will abide
you will abide
they will abide
Future Perfect
I will have abided/abode
you will have abided/abode
he/she/it will have abided/abode
we will have abided/abode
you will have abided/abode
they will have abided/abode
Future Continuous
I will be abiding
you will be abiding
he/she/it will be abiding
we will be abiding
you will be abiding
they will be abiding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been abiding
you have been abiding
he/she/it has been abiding
we have been abiding
you have been abiding
they have been abiding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been abiding
you will have been abiding
he/she/it will have been abiding
we will have been abiding
you will have been abiding
they will have been abiding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been abiding
you had been abiding
he/she/it had been abiding
we had been abiding
you had been abiding
they had been abiding
Conditional
I would abide
you would abide
he/she/it would abide
we would abide
you would abide
they would abide
Past Conditional
I would have abided/abode
you would have abided/abode
he/she/it would have abided/abode
we would have abided/abode
you would have abided/abode
they would have abided/abode
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.abide - dwellabide - dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
visit - stay with as a guest; "Every summer, we visited our relatives in the country for a month"
outstay, overstay - stay too long; "overstay or outstay one's welcome"
stay on, remain, stay, continue - continue in a place, position, or situation; "After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"; "Stay with me, please"; "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"; "She continued as deputy mayor for another year"
2.abide - put up with something or somebody unpleasantabide - put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
live with, swallow, accept - tolerate or accommodate oneself to; "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"
hold still for, stand for - tolerate or bear; "I won't stand for this kind of behavior!"
bear up - endure cheerfully; "She bore up under the enormous strain"
take lying down - suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively; "I won't take this insult lying down"
take a joke - listen to a joke at one's own expense; "Can't you take a joke?"
sit out - endure to the end
pay - bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action; "You'll pay for this!"; "She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly"; "You'll pay for this opinion later"
countenance, permit, allow, let - consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
suffer - experience (emotional) pain; "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

abide

verb
1. tolerate, suffer, accept, bear, endure, brook, hack (slang), put up with, take, stand, stomach, thole (Scot.) I can't abide people who can't make up their minds.
2. last, continue, remain, survive, carry on, endure, persist, keep on to make moral judgements on the basis of what is eternal and abides
abide by something obey, follow, agree to, carry out, observe, fulfil, stand by, act on, comply with, hold to, heed, submit to, conform to, keep to, adhere to, mind They have got to abide by the rules.

abide

verb
1. To put up with:
Informal: lump.
Idioms: take it, take it lying down.
2. To continue to be in a place:
Informal: stick around.
Idiom: stay put.
3. To stop temporarily and remain, as if reluctant to leave:
4. To be in existence or in a certain state for an indefinitely long time:
5. To have as one's domicile, usually for an extended period:
phrasal verb
abide by
To act in conformity with:
Idiom: toe the line.
Translations
يَتَحَمَّل
snášettrpět
fordragetåleudstå
òola
laikytispakęsti
ciest
katlanmaktahammül etmek

abide

[əˈbaɪd] (abode or abided (pt, pp))
A. VT (neg only) → aguantar, soportar
I can't abide himno lo aguanto or soporto, no lo puedo ver
I can't abide a cowardaborrezco los cobardes
I can't abide teame da asco el té
B. VI (o.f.) (= dwell) → morar; (= stay) → permanecer, continuar
abide by VI + PREP [+ rules] → atenerse a, obrar de acuerdo con; [+ promise] → cumplir con; [+ decision] → respetar, atenerse a; [+ rules of competition] → ajustarse a, aceptar

abide

[əˈbaɪd] vt (= stand) [+ person, behaviour] → souffrir, supporter
I can't abide it → je ne peux pas le supporter
I can't abide him → je ne peux pas le supporter, je ne peux pas le souffrir
can't abide doing sth
I can't abide living here → Je ne supporte pas de vivre ici.
abide by
vt fus (= respect) [+ rules, law, decision, terms] → respecter

abide

vt
(usu neg, interrog) (= tolerate)ausstehen; (= endure)aushalten; I cannot abide living hereich kann es nicht aushalten, hier zu leben
(liter: = wait for) → harren (+gen) (liter)
vi (old: = remain, live) → weilen (geh)

abide

[əˈbaɪd] (abided (pt, pp)) vt (only neg) → sopportare, soffrire
I can't abide him → non lo posso soffrire or sopportare
abide by vi + prep (rules) → conformarsi a, attenersi a; (consequences) → accettare; (promise) → tener fede a, rispettare

abide

(əˈbaid) verb
to put up with; to tolerate. I can't abide noisy people.
aˈbide bypast tense, past participle aˈbided
– to act according to; to be faithful to. They must abide by the rules of the game.
References in classic literature ?
I can't abide to see men throw away their tools i' that way, the minute the clock begins to strike, as if they took no pleasure i' their work and was afraid o' doing a stroke too much.
Cruelty," remarked the monarch, puffing out wreathes of smoke and watching them float into the air, "is a thing I can't abide.
But he's slow with his tongue, you see, and he reads but poorly, and can't abide the books, and spells all wrong, they tell me, an' as shy as can be wi' strangers, an' you never hear him say 'cute things like the little wench.
What's the matter with the Fork, that you can't abide it?
I believe they went to the trouble of putting an extra amount of garlic into our food, and I can't abide garlic.
By the same token, drivers who can't abide by the rules of the road and respect vulnerable road users - they must walk and cycle so they can put food on the table, and pay gas/electric bills etc - should prove that they're fit to sweep footpaths/highways and ride a bicycle, before they're allowed to drive a 'potentially lethal missile/weapon
I can't abide David Cameron, Ian Duncan Smith and George Osborne, but Labour are much, much worse and the country voted that way on May 7th.
1Poirot 1 POIROT can't abide being or feeling untidy.
But the one I can't abide is the inexplicable disconnection between how some hotels perceive themselves and the service they provide and how the ordinary customer sees them," she added.
What I really can't abide is being told: "Do as I say, not as I do.
Others might wish for more nuanced discussions than those implying westerners can't abide outside authority, and her meditations on ego.