bide


bide

verb

Definition of BIDE

1
to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state <how long are you going to bide in this unhappy marriage?>
Near Antonyms abate, die (down), ebb, let up, moderate, subside, wane
2
chiefly dialect  to put up with (something painful or difficult) <at my advanced age I simply cannot bide young children>
Related Words allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)
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, bide, hold on, stay

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