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a·bide / əˈbīd/ • v. 1. [intr.] (abide by) accept or act in accordance with (a rule, decision, or recommendation): I said I would abide by their decision. 2. [tr.] inf. tolerate (someone or something): if there is one thing I cannot abide it is a lack of discipline. 3. [intr.] (of a feeling or a memory) continue without fading or being lost. ∎ archaic live; dwell.

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abide OE. ābīdan = Goth. usbeidan, f. A-3 + BIDE.