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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


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