What does 'abide by' refer to in this sentence? He was so rude that we couldn't abide by what he said. Does 'abide by' mean 'bear' or 'obey'? Thank you!
Sep 27, 2012 1:37 AM
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abide by = follow; obey
September 27, 2012
abide by means somewhat close to obey.
September 27, 2012
Thank you for your comment!
September 27, 2012
The phrase 'abide by' means to comply with rules or wishes whereas the word 'abide' means to suffer or bear something.
September 27, 2012
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