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Definition 1: put up with something or somebody unpleasant - [verb of cognition]

Samples where abide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for abide in the sense of this definition

(abide is a kind of ...) consent to, give permission

"She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband" "I won't let the police search her basement" "I cannot allow you to see your exam"

(... is a kind of abide ) tolerate or accommodate oneself to

"I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions" "I swallowed the insult" "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"

(... is a kind of abide ) tolerate or bear

"I won't stand for this kind of behavior!"

(... is a kind of abide ) endure cheerfully

"She bore up under the enormous strain"

(... is a kind of abide ) suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively

"I won't take this insult lying down"

(... is a kind of abide ) listen to a joke at one's own expense

"Can't you take a joke?"

(... is a kind of abide ) endure to the end

(... is a kind of abide ) bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action

"You'll pay for this!" "She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly" "You'll pay for this opinion later"

(abide has a similar meaning as ...) experience (emotional) pain

"Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

Definition 2: dwell - [verb of stative]

Samples where abide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for abide in the sense of this definition

(abide is a kind of ...) continue in a place, position, or situation

"After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser" "Stay with me, please" "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year" "She continued as deputy mayor for another year"

(... is a kind of abide ) stay with as a guest

"Every summer, we visited our relatives in the country for a month"

(... is a kind of abide ) stay too long

"overstay or outstay one's welcome"

(abide is used in the usage domain ...) the use of an archaic expression

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