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abide by a decision

To accept, follow, and comply with a decision, especially that which is handed down by a judge. Though it stings my dignity, I have to abide by the court's decision to not allow me to drive a car for the next 12 months.
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abide by

To obey something, usually an established rule. Because Donna refuses to abide by her parents' rules, I worry that she'll be told to move out of their house.
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abide with

To stay or remain with someone. If you would like to rest for a while, you can abide with me.
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abide by something

to follow the rules of something; to obey someone's orders. John felt that he had to abide by his father's wishes.
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abide with someone

to remain with someone; to stay with someone. (Old and stilted. Primarily heard in the church hymn Eventide.) You are welcome to abide with me for a while, young man.
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can't stand (the sight of) someone or something

 and can't stomach someone or something
Fig. [to be] unable to tolerate someone or something; disliking someone or something extremely. (Also with cannot.) I can't stand the sight of cooked carrots. Mr. Jones can't stomach the sight of blood. None of us can stand this place. Nobody can stand Tom when he smokes a cigar.
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abide by

Accept and act in accordance with a decision or set of rules; also, remain faithful to. For example, All members must agree to abide by the club regulations, or A trustworthy man abides by his word. An older sense of the verb abide, "remain," is still familiar in the well-known 19th-century hymn "Abide with Me," which asks God to stay with the singer in time of trouble. [Early 1500s]
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can't stand

Also, can't abide or bear or stomach . Thoroughly dislike; be unable to put up with something or someone. For example, I can't stand the sight of her; she's obnoxious, or I can't bear to leave the country, or I can't stomach a filthy kitchen. The oldest of these synonymous expressions is can't abide, which Shakespeare used in 2 Henry IV (3:2): "She could not abide Master Shallow." Can't stand dates from the early 1600; can't bear dates from about 1700 and often but not always is used with an infinitive; can't stomach dates from the late 1600s and today is less common than the others.
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abide by

To conform to; comply with: abide by the rules.
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Under terms of the Canadian Alliance proposal, such arrogant disdain for the people would not be possible: Parliament would undertake to abide by the outcome of national referenda on moral issues.
We agreed to abide by the conditions and fund the police officer not because the facility will pose additional risks, but because we want to be a good neighbor in Pleasant Hill.
Our member tribes follow all applicable tribal and federal laws and agree to abide by a strict set of industry-leading best practices to ensure that consumers can trust NAFSA members to honor their rights, protect their privacy, treat them fairly, and constantly strive to offer innovative financial products.
Just like the minimum standard we expect from the law enforcement community, the public has a right to have their representatives reflect their values and abide by the law.
Pioneering innovative approaches to selectively target the serine hydrolase enzymes group with collaborators at UC San Diego, Abide has created novel small molecule inhibitors of its target enzyme, monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) of the serine hydrolase family through the company's selective targeting technology.
McDonald's had not been contractually required to abide by these laws and programs because the Los Angeles City Council and the Board of Airport Commissioners adopted them subsequent to McDonald's award of a 10-year concession agreement that began May 21, 1995.
SAN DIEGO, May 02, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abide Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company pioneering innovative approaches to selectively target a group of enzymes known as serine hydrolases, today announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Merck, known as MSD outside the U.
Administrators and students say the behavior of the nine does not reflect the true nature of the 850 students who quietly abide by a strict code of conduct that prohibits gambling, ``unwholesome'' movies and profanity.
We are extremely pleased to have FPL as an early adopter of our FERC Form 1 Database product," said Craig Huston, CEO of Abide.
Banning those handguns, which primarily are a woman's "great equalizer," will only create more victims among the women who will abide by such a law.
This is an extremely cost effective tool for analyzing the Electric Utility industry," says Craig Huston, CEO of Abide.
Nissan filed the lawsuit last April due to Republic's refusal to honor its March 1997 agreement to abide by Nissan's dealer ownership limits.
8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Abide Therapeutics announced today the appointment of Donald Hertzog, Ph.