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abide

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1 to continue to be in a place for a significant amount of time

  • refused to abide where it was clear that he wasnʼt wanted
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2 to have a home

  • the charming fantasy that fairies abide in the cup-shaped flowers dotting the woodland floor
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3 to put up with (something painful or difficult)

  • cannot abide being in huge crowds
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live with, lump (it), stand for, tough out (it)

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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
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bear, suffer, endure, abide, tolerate, stand mean to put up with something trying or painful. bear usually implies the power to sustain without flinching or breaking.
    • forced to bear a tragic loss
suffer often suggests acceptance or passivity rather than courage or patience in bearing.
    • suffering many insults
endure implies continuing firm or resolute through trials and difficulties.
    • endured years of rejection
abide suggests acceptance without resistance or protest.
    • cannot abide their rudeness
tolerate suggests overcoming or successfully controlling an impulse to resist, avoid, or resent something injurious or distasteful.
    • refused to tolerate such treatment
stand emphasizes even more strongly the ability to bear without discomposure or flinching.
    • unable to stand teasing


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