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English verb: abide by

1. abide by (social) act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes


SamplesHe complied with my instructions.
You must comply or else!.
Follow these simple rules.
Abide by the rules.


Synonymscomply, follow


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)obey


Narrower (hyponym)accommodate, conform to, oblige, toe the line


Verb groupadopt, espouse, follow, follow, stick to, stick with

2. abide by (social) show respect towards


SamplesHonor your parents!.


Synonymshonor, honour, observe, respect


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)accept


Narrower (hyponym)celebrate, lionise, lionize, tolerate


Antonymsdisrespect









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