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English verb: abide

1. abide (stative) dwell


SamplesYou can stay with me while you are in town.
Stay a bit longer--the day is still young.


Synonymsbide, stay


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)continue, remain, stay, stay on


Narrower (hyponym)outstay, overstay, visit


Domain usagearchaicism, archaism

2. abide (cognition) put up with something or somebody unpleasant


SamplesI cannot bear his constant criticism.
The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks.
He learned to tolerate the heat.
She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage.


ExamplesSam cannot abide Sue


Synonymsbear, brook, digest, endure, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate


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


Broader (hypernym)allow, countenance, let, permit


Narrower (hyponym)accept, bear up, hold still for, live with, pay, sit out, stand for, swallow, take a joke, take lying down


Verb groupsuffer









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