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Definition of "abide by" []

  • To accept a decision or law and act in accordance with it; to conform to; to acquiesce. (verb)
  • To remain faithful to something or someone; to stand to; to adhere. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "abide by" in a sentence
  • "Guided by ancient Jewish and Christian tradition they feel constrained to abide by the explicit titles to the same collections, all the more so because the titles in the Book of Proverbs are manifestly discriminating with respect to authorship, and because the title, "These also are Mishle Shelomoh, which the men of Ezechias, King of Juda, copied out" (xxv, 1), in particular, bears the impress of definiteness and accuracy."
  • "The Italian word gioco pronounced jocko means I play, so I thought, maybe, possibly, Domenico was trying to say, I play without limits, which might have meant he didnt abide by the rules of scoring."
  • "We live in the Bible Belt, where good Christians are supposed to abide by the rules of the Lord."