Abide means to be able to live with, or stand. If you can't abide with something, it means you can't stand it. If you can abide it, it means you can live with it.

  • Pronunciation: / ə'baɪd/
  • English description: put up with something or somebody unpleasant
  • Synonyms: bear
  • Chinese Translation: 容忍(rong2 ren3)
  • Spanish Translation: acatar
  • ORIGIN: An old definition of abide is 'to live'––think of abode, as in dwelling. If you abide by the rules, it means you live with them, and you will follow them. If you can't abide your sister's shrill violin playing, it means you can't live with it, you can't be in the house when she's practicing. You abide something you don't like, like your teacher's long stories about math. It's not a pleasant experience, but what choice do you have?


  • Such moves are legal and Google says it has abided by international tax rules.
  • The vast, vast majority of ranchers using public lands are law abiding, responsible citizens.

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