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bide

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bide

  1. 1 to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state <how long are you going to bide in this unhappy marriage?> Synonyms abide, continue, endure, hold on, hold up, keep up, last, perdure, persist, remain, run onRelated Words linger, stay, stick around, tarry; carry through, prevail, surviveNear Antonyms abate, die (down), ebb, let up, moderate, subside, waneAntonyms cease, close, conclude, desist, die, discontinue, end, expire, finish, lapse, leave off, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up

  2. 2 chiefly dialect  to put up with (something painful or difficult) <at my advanced age I simply cannot bide young children> Synonyms abide, absorb, accept, bear [chiefly dialect], brook, countenance, endure, go, hack, handle, meet, pocket, stand, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, sweat out, take, tolerate, wear [British]Related Words allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)Near Antonyms decline, dismiss, refuse, reject, repudiate, spurn, turn down; combat, contest, fight, oppose, resist; avoid, bypass, circumvent, dodge, elude, escape, evade, miss; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from)

  3. 3 to remain in place in readiness or expectation of something <I promise you that if you bide yet a little longer, all will come to pass just as you desire> Synonyms await, wait, hold on, stayRelated Words hang around, linger, remain, stick around, tarry; stand by; anticipate, expect, watch (for)




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