Synonyms for abide

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-bahyd
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbaɪd

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Définition of abide

Origin :
  • Old English abidan, gebidan "remain, wait, delay, remain behind," from ge- completive prefix (denoting onward motion; see a- (1)) + bidan "bide, remain, wait, dwell" (see bide). Originally intransitive (with genitive of the object: we abidon his "we waited for him"); transitive sense emerged in Middle English. Meaning "to put up with" (now usually negative) first recorded 1520s. Related: Abided; abiding. The historical conjugation is abide, abode, abidden, but the modern formation is now generally weak.
  • verb submit to, put up with
  • verb live in a certain place
  • verb remain or continue in a state
  • verb stop temporarily and wait for
Example sentences :
  • The officers then could not abide him, though some were submissive to him because of his father's position.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • Though the desert were arid on this side, it was her desert, and there in her tent must she abide.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • But, Master Will, how cometh it that thou dost now abide in Sherwood?
  • Extract from : « The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood » by Howard Pyle
  • Author of many hymns, the most popular of which is "Abide with Me."
  • Extract from : « Graded Poetry: Second Year » by Various
  • They foresaw that civilized and savage life could not abide side by side.
  • Extract from : « King Philip » by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
  • And do we abide by what we agreed on as being just, or do we not?
  • Extract from : « Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates » by Plato
  • If she had married into a foreign country, she should abide by the ways of it.
  • Extract from : « The Scapegoat » by Hall Caine
  • "Old Chester Tales" will surely be among the books that abide.
  • Extract from : « The Eternal City » by Hall Caine
  • What thought of me could I hope should ever abide with her, as the image of her abode with me?
  • Extract from : « The Strolling Saint » by Raphael Sabatini
  • A capacity will be given them patiently to abide by the resolution of their souls.
  • Extract from : « The Cavalry General » by Xenophon

Antonyms for abide

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