Abide - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈbaɪd|  American pronunciation of the word abide
Brit.  |əˈbʌɪd|  British pronunciation of the word abide


- dwell (syn: bide, stay)
- put up with something or somebody unpleasant (syn: bear, brook, digest, endure, stand, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate)


abide in the house of the Lord

a love that abided till the end of their lives

He had abode there till mid-day.

I thought of the mean hovels in which many of our peasantry abide.

The king went to visit his daughter and abode at her palace for ten days.

I abide by what I said.

You'll have to abide by the consequences.

...we must abide by the simple credo that “The customer is always right”...

Novelists, that can abide to hear nothing but what is new-minted.

I can't abide that man - he's so self-satisfied.

...the belief that limbo is the place where sinless but unbaptized souls abide until Judgment Day...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: abide
he/she/it: abides
present participle: abiding
past tense: abided
past participle: abided
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