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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comply, follow, abide by(verb)

    act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes

    "He complied with my instructions"; "You must comply or else!"; "Follow these simple rules"; "abide by the rules"

  2. respect, honor, honour, abide by, observe(verb)

    show respect towards

    "honor your parents!"


  1. abide by(Verb)

    To accept a decision or law and act in accordance with it; to conform to; to acquiesce; as, to abide by an award.

  2. abide by(Verb)

    To remain faithful to something or someone; to stand to; to adhere.

Anagrams of abide by

  1. yabbied

Translations for abide by

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

abide by

– to act according to; to be faithful to

They must abide by the rules of the game.

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