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- (transitive) To accept (a decision or law) and act in accordance with it; to conform to (a decision or law); to acquiesce to (a decision or law).
- I don't agree with it, but I'll abide by the decision to give the reward to her.
- The defendent has abided by my ruling in good faith.
- (transitive) To remain faithful to (something or someone); to adhere to (an idea or plan).
- He may have shown his true colors, but he's supported me for years, so I'll abide by him.
- She has served me loyally, abiding by my rule for almost my entire life.
- (Can we date this quote by Henry Fielding?)
- The poor fellow was obstinate enough to abide by what he said at first.
Neither of the idiomatic uses allow an object between abide and by.
- to accept a decision and act in accordance with it: acquiesce, conform
- to remain faithful to: stand by, go to the wall for, stick with
accept a decision or law and act in accordance with it
remain faithful to something or someone
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