Associations to the word «Abide»

Wiktionary

ABIDE, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To wait in expectation. [Attested from prior to 1150 until the mid 17th century.]
ABIDE, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To pause; to delay. [Attested from around (1150 to 1350) until the mid 17th century.]
ABIDE, verb. (intransitive) To stay; to continue in a place; to remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to be left. [First attested from around (1150 to 1350).]
ABIDE, verb. (intransitive) (archaic) To have one's abode; to dwell; to reside; to sojourn. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
ABIDE, verb. (intransitive) To endure; to remain; to last. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
ABIDE, verb. (transitive) To stand ready for; to await for someone; watch for. [First attested prior to around 1150.]
ABIDE, verb. (transitive) To endure without yielding; to withstand; await defiantly; to encounter; to persevere. [First attested from around (1150 to 1350).]
ABIDE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To endure or undergo a hard trial or a task; to stand up under. [Attested from around (1150 to 1350) until the early 18th century.]
ABIDE, verb. (transitive) To await submissively; accept without question; submit to. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
ABIDE, verb. (transitive) To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with; stand. [First attested in the late 15th century.]
ABIDE, verb. (transitive) To pay for; to stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for; to atone for. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
ABIDE BY, verb. (transitive) To accept a decision or law and act in accordance with it; to conform to; to acquiesce.
ABIDE BY, verb. (transitive) To remain faithful to something or someone; to stand to; to adhere.

Dictionary definition

ABIDE, verb. Dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young".
ABIDE, verb. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage".

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis