abide by something


abide by something
aˈbide by sth derived
(formal) to accept and act according to a law, an agreement, etc

You'll have to abide by the rules of the club.

We will abide by their decision.

Main entry:abidederived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • abide by something — abide by (something) to accept or obey an arrangement, decision, or rule. It is a good thing that most drivers abide by the rules of the road …   New idioms dictionary

  • abide by — (something) to accept or obey an arrangement, decision, or rule. It is a good thing that most drivers abide by the rules of the road …   New idioms dictionary

  • abide by — verb 1. act in accordance with someone s rules, commands, or wishes (Freq. 2) He complied with my instructions You must comply or else! Follow these simple rules abide by the rules • Syn: ↑comply, ↑follow …   Useful english dictionary

  • abide — a|bide [ ə baıd ] verb intransitive an old word meaning to stay or live somewhere can t abide something to dislike something very much. It is more usual to say that you can t stand something: I can t abide their chatter. a bide ,by phrasal verb… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • abide by — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms abide by : present tense I/you/we/they abide by he/she/it abides by present participle abiding by past tense abided by past participle abided by abide by something to follow a rule, decision, or instruction… …   English dictionary

  • abide — a|bide [əˈbaıd] v [: Old English; Origin: abidan, from bidan; BIDE] 1.) sb can t abide sb/sth used to say that someone dislikes something or someone very much ▪ I can t abide that man he s so self satisfied. 2.) past tense abode [əˈbəud US… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • abide — [[t]əba͟ɪd[/t]] abides, abiding, abided PHRASE: with brd neg If you can t abide someone or something, you dislike them very much. → See also , law abiding I can t abide people who can t make up their minds... She couldn t abide his success.… …   English dictionary

  • abide — verb 1 can t abide to dislike something or someone very much because you think they are very annoying: I can t abide that man he s so self satisfied. 2 past tense also abode (intransitive always + adv/prep) old fashioned to live somewhere abide… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • abide — UK [əˈbaɪd] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms abide : present tense I/you/we/they abide he/she/it abides present participle abiding past tense abided past participle abided an old word meaning to stay or live somewhere • can t abide something… …   English dictionary

  • abide by — verb a) To accept a decision or law and act in accordance with it; to conform to; to acquiesce; as, to abide by an award. The poor fellow was obstinate enough to abide by what he said at first b) To remain faithful to something or someone; to… …   Wiktionary