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Abide - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Abide' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Abide [ v. i.]
- To wait; to pause; to delay.
- To stay; to continue in a place; to have one's abode; to dwell; to sojourn; -- with with before a person, and commonly with at or in before a place.
- To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain.
2 . Abide [ v. t.]
- To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I abide my time.
- To endure; to sustain; to submit to.
- To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with.
- To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for.

Meaning of 'Abide' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . abide [ v]
Meaning (1):
- put up with something or somebody unpleasant
Example in sentence:
  • he learned to tolerate the heat;
  • I cannot bear his constant criticism;
  • She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage;
  • The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
Meaning (2):
- dwell
Example in sentence:
  • stay a bit longer--the day is still young;
  • You can stay with me while you are in town