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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 by something

to accept or obey an arrangement, decision, or rule It is a good thing that most drivers abide by the rules of the road. Related vocabulary: adhere to something
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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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abide by

To conform to; comply with: abide by the rules.
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He advised the public to abide by traffic laws, follow signboards and park their bikes, heavy vehicles in the designated parking areas.
Our member tribes support this move by the State of New York and will continue to abide by the highest possible lending standards.
I hope that all we respect the ceiling of the law and abide by it," he re-emphasized.
Meanwhile, the Internal Security Forces called on drivers throughout the country to abide by speed limits.
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I think that reasonable people on either side are going to abide by it.
But those we hire have to also comply with and abide by our constitution.
The new rule will bring to a close a decade in which the board had effectively allowed--though hardly encouraged--companies to continue to abide by APB 25, Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees (issued in 1972), which permitted use of an intrinsic valuation scheme for options that didn't impact earnings.
Carrick said Hahn has proposed a series of campaign finance reforms - all of which are pending before the city Ethics Commission - and will abide by them.
States, he wrote, are not required to abide by the separation of church and state.
MTNA recognizes that most of our members abide by the Code by choice, not because someone is keeping score or because they may be punished if caught.
I recently dispatched (my) special envoys (to the Middle East) judging that it is important for countries neighboring Iraq to call on it to abide by U.
FM Saud Al Faisal issues a statement in New York saying: "All signatories to the UN Charter, including Saudi Arabia, are obligated to abide by the decisions of the Security Council, in particular those taken under Chapter Seven of the Charter".
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The clause requires teachers to abide by the teaching of the Church in the classroom as well as in their personal life outside the school.