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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.
See also: abide, by, decision

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.
See also: abide, by

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.
See also: abide, by

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.
See also: stand

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]
See also: abide, by

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.
See also: stand

abide by

To conform to; comply with: abide by the rules.
See also: abide, by
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Abide Financial manages transaction reporting for financial and non-financial counterparties in UK, Europe and beyond to help market participants meet MiFID, EMIR, REMIT and international reporting obligations.
Whatever the position is, I will abide by the decision of the Nacionalista Party.
This collaboration with Abide Therapeutics illustrates our ongoing commitment to enable potentially disruptive technologies in the hands of talented drug hunters, here deployed in unique and powerful approach to target a validated but largely underexplored class of serine hydrolases," said Thomas Daniel, M.
He advised the public to abide by traffic laws, follow signboards and park their bikes, heavy vehicles in the designated parking areas.
According to the contract, Abide Therapeutics will earn an upfront payment, research funding, and potential milestone payments worth USD430m for three products.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
Davutoglu said Turkey should of course protect its benefits, "it does not mean refusing to abide by the resolutions of the UN Council.
Summary: Madrid - Spain called anew, on Monday, upon its nationals to abide by "the law in force" following the latest incidents caused by Spanish activists in Laayun.
The recent Meriden fiasco has got to reach the right conclusion for those who abide by the law or this country has spiralled totally out of control.
Summary: The ministry of Trade on Monday called merchants to abide by the new margin limits for wholesale and retail sales of blended Portland cement set in the executive decree of 22 July 2009.
Algiers, 24 August: The ministry of Trade on Monday called merchants to abide by the new margin limits for wholesale and retail sales of blended Portland cement set in the executive decree of 22 July 2009.
Asim has said that ministry of petroleum would abide by the Supreme Courts ruling over carbon tax.
At the times when I'm feeling the most impatient and the least able to abide, my thoughts turn to Jeffrey "the Dude" Lebowski, the quintessential slacker and bighearted antihero of Joel and Ethan Coens' film The Big Lebowski.
1 : to put up with patiently : tolerate <They won't abide bad behavior.
A SPORTS fan hopes his discovery of an original recording of Abide With Me sung by nearly 100,000 fans at the 1927 FA Cup final will spur Cardiff City on to fresh Wembley glory.