abide

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Verb[change]

Plain form
abide

Third-person singular
abides

Past tense
abided

Past participle
abided

Present participle
abiding

  1. (transitive) If you can't abide something, you really do not like it.
  2. (transitive) If you abide by a rule or decision, you follow or accept it.
    "You will face a life sentence in prison if you do not abide by my rule!" the king threatened.