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ABIDE (abode)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does abide mean? 

ABIDE (verb)
  The verb ABIDE has 2 senses:

1. dwell
2. put up with something or somebody unpleasant

  Familiarity information: ABIDE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ABIDE (verb)

Sense 1abide [BACK TO TOP]



Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations


abide; bide; stay

Context examples:

You can stay with me while you are in town / stay a bit longer--the day is still young

Hypernyms (to "abide" is one way to...):

continue; remain; stay; stay on (continue in a place, position, or situation)

Domain usage:

archaicism; archaism (the use of an archaic expression)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "abide"):

visit (stay with as a guest)

outstay; overstay (stay too long)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP

Sense 2abide [BACK TO TOP]


Put up with something or somebody unpleasant

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting


tolerate; brook; endure; abide; stomach; stick out; digest; bear; put up; suffer; stand; support

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "abide" is one way to...):

allow; countenance; let; permit (consent to, give permission)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "abide"):

accept; live with; swallow (tolerate or accommodate oneself to)

pay (bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action)

sit out (endure to the end)

submit; take; undergo (accept or undergo, often unwillingly)

take a joke (listen to a joke at one's one expense)

take lying down (suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively)

bear up (endure cheerfully)

hold still for; stand for (tolerate or bear)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot abide Sue

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