What does abide by mean?

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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!"

Wiktionary

  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.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abide by in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abide by in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. D. H. Lawrence:

    Try to find your deepest issue in every confusion, and abide by that.

  2. Harper Lee:

    The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.

  3. Daniel Webster:

    If we abide by the principles taught by the Bible, our country will go on prospering.

  4. Lily Jacqueline:

    It's a big step forward, maybe we could have a common contract for all domestic workers and force employers to abide by it.

  5. Petro Poroshenko:

    If the enemy doesn't want to abide by the cease-fire, if he doesn't want to put an end to the suffering of peaceful people, Ukrainian villages and town, we will smash them in the teeth.

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Translations for abide by

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • beistehen, einhaltenGerman
  • [[someter]]se a, [[someter]]se, [[adherir]]se a, observarSpanish
  • pitää kiinni, noudattaa, pysyäFinnish
  • tenir, soumettre, rester, obéir, conformerFrench
  • [[su]] [[sub-misar]]Ido
  • [[conformarsi]] a, mantenere, [[rimanere]] [[fedele]]Italian
  • 従う, 守るJapanese
  • соблюдать, соблюсти, блюсти, остаться верным, оставаться вернымRussian
  • hålla sig tillSwedish
  • ยึดมั่นใน, ปฏิบัติตามThai
  • uymak, sadık kalmakTurkish

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