Synonyms and Antonyms 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 Synonyms of abide stay, dwell, hang around, remain, stick around, tarryWords Related to abide await, hang on, hold on, wait; dally, dawdle, linger, loiter; outstay, overstayNear Antonyms of abide abscond, book [slang], decamp, escape, evacuate, flee, fly, get out, run away, scat, scram, skip; abandon, desert, forsake, vacateAntonyms of abide 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 of abide live, dwell, resideWords Related to abide lodge, settle, stay; frequent, hang (at), haunt, visit; cohabit, inhabit, occupy; people, populate; lease, rent, sublet, tenant
3 to put up with (something painful or difficult) cannot abide being in huge crowds Synonyms of abide bear, absorb, accept, bide [chiefly dialect], brook, countenance, endure, go, hack, handle, meet, pocket, stand, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, sweat out, take, tolerate, wear [British]Words Related to abide allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)Near Antonyms of abide 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)
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 Synonyms of abide continue, bide, endure, hold on, hold up, keep up, last, perdure, persist, remain, run onWords Related to abide linger, stay, stick around, tarry; carry through, prevail, surviveNear Antonyms of abide abate, die (down), ebb, let up, moderate, subside, waneAntonyms of abide cease, close, conclude, desist, die, discontinue, end, expire, finish, lapse, leave off, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up
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