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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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