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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comply, follow, abide byverb

    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, observeverb

    show respect towards

    "honor your parents!"


  1. abide byverb

    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 byverb

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


  1. abide by

    To "abide by" something means to comply with, adhere to, or follow a rule, decision, or instruction. It implies the acceptance of and respect for certain rules or agreements, and the commitment to act or behave in accordance with them.

  2. abide by

    To abide by means to accept, follow, or act in accordance with certain rules, regulations, decisions, or laws. It implies obedience, compliance, or adherence to specified standards or guidelines.

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  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

Examples of abide by in a Sentence

  1. Mike Pompeo:

    American investors should not be subjected to hidden and undue risks associated with companies that do not abide by the same rules as U.S. firms, nasdaq's action should serve as a model for other exchanges in the United States, and around the world.

  2. Al Dahwey:

    Sudanese Mineral Resources Company specifies to the miners a certain depth to dig gold wells, but they do not abide by these restrictions.

  3. Paul DeMuro:

    We're not asking to stop the rally. So you need to understand that, first, if Joe Biden, if the Thunder( the NBA team in nearby Oklahoma City), if Garth Brooks was wanting to have a 19,000-person event and this center on Sunday, without abiding by the government mandated CDC guidelines, with respect to mass events, we'd be making the same allegations and filing the same lawsuit, all we're asking, it's very simple : If the President wants to hold a rally here, he needs to abide by the social distancing guidelines of his own( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

  4. Mark Meadows:

    Jim Jordan and I have tried to abide by the rules as much as we possibly can.

  5. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake:

    Let's take our babies home and abide by the curfew. I want to thank you for understanding that we want to bring peace.

Translations for abide by

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  • الالتزامArabic
  • beistehen, einhaltenGerman
  • observar, [[someter]]se a, [[adherir]]se a, [[someter]]seSpanish
  • pitää kiinni, pysyä, noudattaaFinnish
  • rester, conformer, obéir, soumettre, tenirFrench
  • [[su]] [[sub-misar]]Ido
  • mantenere, [[rimanere]] [[fedele]], [[conformarsi]] aItalian
  • 守る, 従うJapanese
  • ~을 준수하다Korean
  • соблюсти, оставаться верным, соблюдать, остаться верным, блюстиRussian
  • hålla sig tillSwedish
  • ปฏิบัติตาม, ยึดมั่นในThai
  • sadık kalmak, uymakTurkish
  • پابندی کرناUrdu
  • tuân thủVietnamese

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