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- Deboned; I ban a citadel I’m sure Peru smiled at: I can abide no bed.
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Definition of the verb abide
What does abide mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections:
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- usage: archaicism / archaism
- lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
- synonyms of abide: bide / stay
- more generic terms: continue / remain / stay / stay on = continue in a place, position, or situation
- more specific words:
- put up with something or somebody unpleasant
- example: Sam cannot abide Sue
- lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
- synonyms of abide: bear / brook / digest / endure / put up / stand / stick out / stomach / suffer / support / tolerate
- more generic words: allow / countenance / let / permit = consent to, give permission
- more specific terms:
- live with / swallow / accept = tolerate or accommodate oneself to
- hold still for / stand for = tolerate or bear
- bear up = endure cheerfully
- take lying down = suffer without protest
- take a joke = listen to a joke at one's own expense
- sit out = endure to the end
- pay = bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action
Alternative definition of the verb abide
- [intransitive, obsolete] To wait; to pause; to delay.
- [intransitive] To stay; to continue in a place; to have one's abode; to dwell; to sojourn; -- with with before a person, and commonly with at or in before a place.
- [intransitive] To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain.
- [transitive, obsolete with a personal object] To wait for, to be prepared for, to await, to watch for.
- [transitive] To endure; to sustain; to submit to.
- [transitive] To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with.
- [transitive, confused with aby "to pay for"] To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for.
Definition of the verb abide for high school students
- to put up with
- example: Though he did not agree with the decision, Chuck decided to abide by it.
- example: Despite the beating they've taken from the weather throughout the millennia, the mountains abide.
The verb abide is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
Phrases with abide
Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for abide
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Draw the Circle (2012)
The 40 Day Prayer Challenge by Mark Batterson
The word abide is a present imperative verb, which indicates a continual action. It's not something we start and stop; it's something we do for the rest of our lives. And we do more of it. The goal is to get closer and closer to God. And the way we ...
Life in Jesus, God's Son (1998)
by Melvin E. Banks
To abide means to remain steadfast and firmly in one place. We are instructed to remain firmly rooted and grounded in the agape love that Jesus has displayed toward us just as it has been displayed toward Him by the Father. 3. Abiding as ...
by Orr, James
ABIDE. a-bı ̄d ́: Old English word signifying progressively to “await,” “remain,” “ lodge,” “sojourn,” “dwell,” “continue,” “endure”; represented richly in Old Testament (King James Version) by 12 Hebrew and in New Testament by as many Greek ...
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Usage statistics about abide
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Scrabble value of A1B3I1D2E1
The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine