abide


abide

verb

Definition of ABIDE

1
to continue to be in a place for a significant amount of time <refused to abide where it was clear that he wasn't wanted>
Antonyms bail, bail out, bug out, buzz (off), clear off [chiefly British], clear out, cut out, depart, exit, get off, go, go off, leave, move, pack (up or off), peel off, pike (out or off), pull out, push off, push on, quit, shove (off), take off, vamoose, walk out
2
to have a home <the charming fantasy that fairies abide in the cup-shaped flowers dotting the woodland floor>
Synonyms abide, dwell, reside
3
to put up with (something painful or difficult) <cannot abide being in huge crowds>
Related Words allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)
4
to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state <the village's once-honored ways no longer abide and now exist only in the memories of a few elders>
Near Antonyms abate, die (down), ebb, let up, moderate, subside, wane

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